There have been no main accidents reported besides minor bruises to some passengers sustained throughout evacuation.
Muscat: The Fireplace and Rescue workforce at Muscat Worldwide Airport managed to extinguish a fireplace that broke out within the Air India Categorical plane final week, inside 90 seconds.
In a press release issued on Saturday, Oman Airports mentioned: “A proud morning salute to the Muscat Worldwide Airport’s Fireplace and Rescue workforce for his or her excellent efficiency in responding, in solely 90 seconds, and extinguishing an engine hearth on an plane final week.”
Some passengers suffered minor accidents throughout an evacuation operation after smoke began billowing out of an Air India Categorical flight at Muscat Worldwide Airport on Wednesday morning.
The plane was taxiing in the direction of the runway for take-off to Kochi at 11.20 am on Wednesday when officers observed smoke popping out from the plane.
Airport officers mentioned the passengers had been instantly evacuated from the Air India Categorical flight on slides and the hearth was introduced below management.
“Nevertheless, there was no hearth warning indication within the cockpit. As a matter of ample precaution, and following the prescribed SOPs, the crew stopped on the taxiway and activated the onboard engine hearth extinguishers. Thereafter, the passengers had been evacuated from the plane. Full assist was prolonged by Muscat Airport authorities and the passengers had been delivered to the terminal constructing,” the airline mentioned.
“There have been no main accidents reported besides minor bruises to some passengers sustained throughout evacuation. The matter is being investigated by the regulatory authorities and likewise the Airline’s Flight Security Division,” the airline mentioned. Later a aid flight was despatched to carry again the passengers to Kochi.