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GoAir flight catches fire mid-air

The 187 passengers and six crew members on board the Bengaluru-bound Airbus A320 of GoAir (G8 557) had a narrow escape after the plane caught fire just seven minutes after take-off from Delhi airport on Wednesday evening.The incident was observed by Navneet Kumar was resting inside his aunt’s house in south-west Delhi’s Najafgarh area when two of his nephews who were playing outside ran in frantically saying they saw a plane on fire in the air.

The pilot informed Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the plane made an emergency landing without any casualties.

“I immediately came out of the house and saw flames had engulfed the left engine,” the Gurugram resident told Mail Today. “I was in a state of shock for a moment and so were the others present there. I realised that a massive tragedy would occur if steps were not initiated soon. I immediately dialled 100 on my mobile phone to inform police about the incident,” said Navneet Kumar as per India Today reports.

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