An Air India aircraft caught fire on Wednesday night at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The plane was empty at the time of repair work.
According to a video released by news agency ANI on Thursday, the fire could be seen at the tail end of the aircraft. The Boeing 777 flight, which was scheduled for San Francisco, caught fire in the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). The fire in the flight AI-173 started during the repair of the AC.
Taking to Twitter, Air India announced that the flight, which was scheduled to depart on Thursday has been postponed. The airline apologised for the same.
#WATCH Air India Delhi to San Francisco (Boeing 777) flight caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) yesterday at Delhi airport. Fire started during AC repair. Air India terms it minor incident, plane was empty at the time of repair work, fire was doused immediately. pic.twitter.com/Og790FVABE
— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2019
"AI-173/DEL- SFO of 25th April is postponed and will now depart at 1000LT. We apologize to our esteemed passengers for this delay," tweeted Air India.
— Air India (@airindiain) April 24, 2019
The airline has termed it a minor incident, according to ANI. The fire was doused immediately. There has been no reports of any injuries or damage.