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IndiGo plane catches fire in Nepal, no deaths

IndiGo plane catches fire in Nepal, no deaths
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.

The passengers have been accommodated in a hotel, the official added. A technical team from the airline is due to arrive in Kathmandu to access the situation, according to officials. The budget airlines began its services to Kathmandu in October 2011.
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