A Bengaluru-bound GoAir flight with nearly 190 people onboard made an emergency landing on Wednesday at the Indira Gandhi International airport reportedly due to a fire in one of its engines.

According to Indian Express, 17-year-old Rohit Singh was sitting with his friend on his terrace in Dwarka when they spotted a fire on the plane and quickly called the Delhi Police.


The police then informed the CISF personnel deployed at the airport, who in turn called the air traffic control room, reports Times of India.

Passengers on board the plane had also spotted the flames and reported it to the cabin crew. 

The Times of India report says that the pilot also received an alert in the cockpit that an engine had failed. due to which he informed the air traffic controller that he would be returning to Delhi. 

An emergency was declared and ambulances and fire engines were kept on standby as the flight came in to land. The flight which had departed at 7.28 pm from the IGI airport, made an emergency landing safely at 7.53 pm.

One person aboard the flight posted a video of the airline crew checking the aircraft after the flight had landed. 

After landing safely, passengers were accommodated in another flight. 

There were 184 passengers and three infants on-board the flight that made the emergency landing, according to a statement from GoAir.

(With inputs from PTI)

(Feature image source: Reuters)