SME Times News Bureau | 25 Apr, 2019
National carrier Air India on
Thursday said that no fire incident took place aboard one of its Boeing
777 aircraft stationed at the IGI airport here.
clarification comes after Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA)
fire personnel on Wednesday saw "black fumes from the APU exhaust and
believing it to be a fire hazard" sprayed the aircraft's Auxiliary Power
Unit (APU) and a part of the fuselage with foam spray.
night at Delhi when an engineer was doing routine technical examination
of an empty aircraft (777) APU auto shut down took place," the airline
said in a statement.
"Airport fire personnel observed black fumes
from the APU exhaust and believing it to be a fire hazard sprayed APU
and part of the fuselage with foam spray.
"After this event, APU
was examined by opening its cowlings and there was no traces of any burn
or external damage noticed except for the minor oil leaks traces, which
The aircraft is deployed on the Delhi-San Francisco route.