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IndiGo Airbus catches fire before take off

Christian Fernsby |
One of IndiGo's aircrafts flying from Udaipur in the west to Bangalore in the south had to be removed from the runway after an air traffic controller spotted smoke back of the plane.

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Topics: INDIGO    AIRBUS   

The incident raised fresh concerns about the safety of the aircraft as it happened after a series of technical snags over the past few months.

This is the second incident of a technical fault in A320neo planes since Monday.

On Monday, IndiGO, the country’s largest private airline in terms of market share, said flight 6E 958, which had 180 passengers, had been grounded at Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal.

India’s aviation watchdog had ordered IndiGo to replace the engines of its entire A320neo fleet of 97 aircraft by 31 January in addition to halting the introduction of around 300 Airbus aircraft.

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