Indigo plane catches fire, narrow escape for 147 passengers onboard

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New Delhi, August 20: A major aviation disaster was averted as an Indigo flight 6E-176 with 147 passengers and 6 crew members on-board caught fire on Wednesday afternoon.

According to TV reports, the flight from Mumbai had just landed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport Terminal 1-D  at 3.35 pm when the plane's front tyre caught fire.

Initial reports said that some passengers sustained injuries.

However, immediately after the incident, the Indigo Airlines issued a statement saying, "Flight Captain observed dense smoke from ATC tower. Captain immediately called for evacuation of crew and passengers. 

In approximately 75 seconds, passengers were evacuated and plane made a normal landing.

2014 has been one of the worst years in terms of aviation safety as many aviation disasters took place all across the world.

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