IndiGo flight Catches Fire Mid-Air, Goa Minister On Board,Turns Back

Including Goa government Minister Nilesh Cabral

Goa-Delhi Indigo airline flight with 180 passengers on board,including Goa government Minister Nilesh Cabral, had to make an emergency landing on after its left engine caught fire.The flight had to make a turnaround to Dabolim International Airport.

Speaking to IANS, Mr Cabral said that the engine caught fire at around 1.15 pm, fifteen minutes after the plane took off.

“The pilot immediately shut off the left engine and flew us back to Goa,” said the minister who was heading to the national capital for an official meeting.

There were around 180 passengers in the plane at the time of the incident, Cabral also said.

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