Probe launched after aircraft engine catches fire on take-off from Abu Dhabi

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By Linsey McNeill
04/02/2023
Home » Probe launched after aircraft engine catches fire on take-off from Abu Dhabi

An investigation has been launched after a plane was forced to return to Abu Dhabi after one of its engines caught fire.

The pilot spotted the flames as the Boeing 737-800 climbed to 1,000 feet with 184 passengers onboard.

He managed to land the plane safely, without any injuries to passengers or crew.

The Air India Express flight had been heading to Calcutta in India.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India has since launched an investigation into the incident. 

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