IndiGo, in its statement released today, denied any incident of fire on its flight, saying that it made a normal landing at the Delhi airport, which was not an emergency but priority landing.
“As soon as the Captain got information about dense smoke, which was observed from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, he immediately ordered the crew to evacuate all passengers,” said IndiGo’s statement.
“We confirm that all passengers and crew members are safe and have been taken to the terminal building. Some passengers who suffered minor injuries during evacuation were given medical attention and taken care of. Further investigations are underway,” it added.
Reports stated that IndiGo’s flight 6E-176, flying from Mumbai to Delhi, which was carrying 147 passengers with one infant and six crew members, had caught fire while landing.