An IndiGo aircraft taking off for Bengaluru had to be grounded at the Delhi airport after one of its engines caught fire, videos showed on Friday.
The Delhi to Bengaluru IndiGo flight 6E-2131 aborted its take-off and a “full emergency” was declared at the Indira Gandhi International airport, reports said.
One of the passengers, Priyanka Kumar, posted a video of the incident on Twitter, that showed one of the engines on fire and sending off sparks.
“The engine caught fire while take-off. The situation is under control, but we are still on the plane,” she told NDTV.
There has been a spike in incidents involving low-cost carriers like SpiceJet and IndiGo in recent months, prompting multiple investigations by India’s aviation regulator.
In July, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGCA, sought an explanation from SpiceJet after an unusually high number of incidents involving its aircraft and pointed out big gaps on how the airline is functioning.