New Delhi, April 25: An Air India Delhi to San Francisco (Boeing 777) flight caught fire on Wednesday night at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in the national capital. According to a tweet by ANI, the fire took place in the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) of the plane. Reports inform that the blaze started while the AC repair work was underway. However, the airline termed it a minor incident. The plane was empty at the time of repair work and fire was doused immediately. Air India Starts Carrying Food From India on Its Return International Flights as a Cost Cutting Measure.
On Wednesday, the airline postponed the launch of its Mumbai-Colombo-Mumbai flight after the serial bomb blasts in the Sri Lankan capital on April 21. According to reports, the five-times a week non-stop flight was to be launched on May 1 using an Airbus aircraft.
#WATCH Air India Delhi to San Francisco (Boeing 777) flight caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) yesterday at Delhi airport. Fire started during AC repair. Air India terms it minor incident, plane was empty at the time of repair work, fire was doused immediately. pic.twitter.com/Og790FVABE
— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2019
The airline, in its communication to travel agents sent out on Wednesday, informed that in view of disruptions at Colombo, AI 275/276 Mumbai-Colombo Mumbai flight “stands cancelled” between May 1 and May 31. Over 350 people of various nationalities, including Indians, were killed in the blasts.