A passenger plane caught fire during its takeoff. The engine of Bengaluru-Ahmedabad GoAir flight caught a “small” fire at the time of takeoff. The right engine of GoAir flight G8 802 from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is suspected to have suffered from a foreign object damage (FOD) while on take-off roll.
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But all passengers and crew are safe as the fire was doused soon. The GoAir informed that no emergency evacuation was deemed necessary.
GoAir Spokesperson: The foreign object damage has been confirmed due to a bird hit. The aircraft is now being inspected by the GoAir engineering team. https://t.co/pOXJATemx8
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2020