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May 28, 2012

Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai after engine catches fire

     Mumbai: About 158 passengers on board Jet Airways Riyadh-Mumbai flight on Monday escaped unhurt after a fire broke out in the left engine of the aircraft on its landing here. According to reports, the incident took place when the flight arrived around 5.40 a.m. Meanwhile, the airlines issued a statement, clarifying what caused the emergency landing. The statement said: Jet Airways flight 9W 523 RUH/BOM while taxiing was advised by the ATC, to return to base as there was slight visibility of smoke from engine, as also observed by the cockpit crew." "As standard operating procedure one engine was shut down, and guests were safely deplaned," the statement added.
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