Air India flight grounded in Mumbai as engine catches fire

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Mumbai, Sep.4 (ANI): A major tragedy was avoided at Mumbai Airport on Friday morning when an emergency was declared after one of the engines of an Air India flight caught fire while getting ready to taxi off the runway.

Reports said the flight, which was bound for Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, was immediately grounded when a passenger detected sparks flying out of one of the engines.

The 213 passengers onboard were evacuated by slides to safety. Four fire engines were rushed to the spot, as also other equipment and personnel.

Officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation are investigating the causes for what would have been a huge tragedy.(ANI)

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