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Major fire on Air India’s Varanasi-Delhi flight, all 100 passengers safe

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fire broke out on Monday night in an Air India flight with over 100 passengers on board while making emergency landing due to a hydraulic leak on the plane.

According to two people familiar with the development, at least 100 passengers were evacuated while some sustained injuries.

State-owned Air India’s Varanasi-Delhi flight had caught fire.

According to airport officials, all passengers are safe.

“Air India flight Khajuraho-Varanasi-Delhi made emergency landing on runway 09-27. Smoke was seen from undercarriage and pilot opted for evacuation. All passengers evacuated safely with 4-5 minor injuries,” said the spokesperson of Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi.

The airport is run by Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL).

“DIAL firefighting doused the wheels and no fire is reported,” the spokesperson said.