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Bird Hit Causes Fire in GoAir Flight Ready to Takeoff from Ahmedabad Airport, All Passengers Safe

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The right engine of a GoAir Ahmedabad to Bengaluru flight suspected to have suffered from foreign object damage while on the take-off roll.

  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: February 18, 2020, 11:37 AM IST
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Update: The foreign object damage has been confirmed due to a bird hit. The aircraft is now being inspected by the GoAir engineering team.


The right engine of a GoAir Ahmedabad to Bengaluru flight suffered a damage from foreign object damage while on the take-off roll. The suspected FOD resulted in a small fire which has been doused. All passengers and crew are safe.

In a statement GoAir said that the right engine of the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru flight suffered damage, which resulted in a small fire. "The right engine of GoAir Ahmedabad to Bengaluru flight suspected to have suffered from a foreign object damage while on take-off roll. The suspected FOD resulted in a small fire which has been doused. All passengers and crew are safe," GoAir said in a statement.

The airlines added that no emergency evacuation was carried out and passengers will be deplaned after the aircraft is towed off the runway.

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