KATHMANDU: Passengers of an Indian Private carrier “IndiGo”‘s flight from Delhi to Kathmandu were evacuated after smoke and fire was detected from the undercarriage of the aircraft.
The incident happened minutes after the plane landed at the Tribhuwan International Airport here on Saturday afternoon.
Flight 6E 031 to Kathmandu had 175 passengers, 1 infant and 6 crew members. It made a normal landing and was parked in a bay when a ground engineer saw smoke and fire emanating from the right brake assembly, said a source.
Passengers were evacuated by the slide-chute, even as the fire was brought under control. The airline will be sending another aircraft to fly its passengers booked on the Kathmandu-Delhi flight.
“Subject to the DGCA approval we hope to operate the Kathmandu-Delhi flight at 9pm, Kathmandu time,” said an IndiGo spokesperson.