IndiGo bus catches fire at Chennai airport, passengers deplaned safe (File Photo)
A day after the mid-air horror engulfed as many as 160 Jet Airways passengers on-board, a bus belonging to IndiGo Airlines Friday caught fire at Chennai airport while ferrying passengers of a domestic inbound flight, according to reports. However, no casualty was reported in the incident as the blaze was doused immediately.
"Indigo coach caught fire at boarding gate no. 13 at Chennai airport. No casualties", Commercial Pilot Nagarjun Dwarakanath tweeted.
Indigo coach caught fire at boarding gate no. 13 at Chennai airport. No casualties. pic.twitter.com/lAkJ2z15o9— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) September 20, 2018
The bus caught fire when it was nearing the arrival point with about 50 passengers on board. All of the passengers were deplaned safely.
The preliminary assessment indicated “not much damage” either to the interiors or the exteriors of the bus, the officials said. Authorities are looking into the incident.
Thursday, as many as 30 out of 166 passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nasal and ear bleeding while several others complained of a headache owing to a cabin pressure problem, sources said.
The incident took place during the climb as cabin crews reportedly forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure. The Boeing 737 aircraft returned to Mumbai mid-air after suffering a loss in cabin pressure.