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Fire at Delhi’s IGI airport disrupts flights; 2 Vistara, Air India jets abort landing at last minute

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New Delhi : A fire at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on Friday, 13th Oct 2017 morning forced at least two flights to abort landing at the last minute. This fire took place near one of the runways at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The incident happened around 11 am in the morning when a patch of grass near runway 27 caught fire. Sources present at the spot told that it was a minor fire which lasted only for a few minutes.
However, this fire was enough to force two flights to abort their landing. Vistara’s UK 970 arriving from Mumbai and another Air India plane had to do a go-around because of the fire, officials at the airport said. There were no comments from airport sources on whether fire engines had to be deployed to douse the fire.
Named after Indira Gandhi, a former Prime Minister of India, it is the busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic since 2009.

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