Video: Major Accident Averted at Mumbai Airport As Tug Van Near Aircraft Catches Fire | Watch

With 85 people on board, the plane was destined to Jamnagar, Gujarat.

Updated: January 10, 2022 5:51 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

Video: Major Accident Averted at Mumbai Airport As Tug Van Near Aircraft Catches Fire | Watch

New Delhi: A major fire accident was averted at Mumbai airport after a pushback truck van caught fire near an aircraft on Monday. With 85 people on board, the plane—Air India AI-647 was destined to Jamnagar, Gujarat. The incident occurred at 1 pm this afternoon when the van was preparing to tow out an aircraft at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).

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However, as thick fumes were seen billowing out of the conflagration, an airport fire brigade team in the vicinity managed to extinguish the flames on the pushback truck within barely 10 minutes.

“There was no damage to the aircraft or any human casualties, though a potentially major hazard was averted with the prompt response, and all operations at the CSMIA are continuing normally”, news agency IANS quoted an official as saying.

The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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Published Date: January 10, 2022 2:50 PM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 5:51 PM IST