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Fire in Jet Airways plane; passengers safe

May 28, 2012 10:09 IST

About 158 passengers on board Jet Airways Riyadh-Mumbai flight escaped unhurt on Monday after a fire broke out in the left engine of the aircraft on its landing here.

The incident took place when the flight arrived in Mumbai around 5.40 am, airport sources said.

The Jet plane was on the taxiway when the follow-me-up vehicle saw a fire in the left engine of the aircraft.The pilot was told to hold and shut the engine, they said.

"However, the fire was immediately put out and all the passengers were deplaned safely," they added.

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