A Vietnam-bound plane carrying 208 passengers together with 27 youngsters narrowly escaped accident after one among its engines caught hearth motion earlier than take-off from a Russian airport, ARY Information reported.
The flight with 208 passengers on board was able to take off on the airport’s runway when the pilot observed that emergency indicators displaying a technical fault within the aircraft.
Because the pilot noticed that one of many aircraft’s engine caught hearth, he instantly aborted the take-off and knowledgeable the bottom workers.
The crew used the aircraft’s anti-fire system to extinguish the engine blaze as hearth engines rushed to the scene. In the meantime, the crew safely evacuated the passengers.
One other plane was assigned for this flight whereas the aircraft has been taken for pressing technical service.
After the horrific incident, nervous passengers stated the Airbus A321’s engine made a popping sound earlier than igniting because the aircraft was firstly of the runway.
One of many passengers stated: “It was like a automotive that doesn’t wish to begin.”
One other stated: “I sat on the correct facet and noticed a flash. However there have been additionally no bulletins for about 5 minutes.” A 3rd stated: “It was scary seeing the flames.”