December 4, 2022

On Wednesday at the Muscat International Airport, smoke began to emanate from an Air India Express flight from Muscat to Cochin. All passengers were immediately evacuated from the aircraft using slides.
“Smoke was discovered in engine No. 2 of an Air India Express flight (to Cochin) on the runway at Muscat airport. All passengers were safely evacuated. We’ll set up a rescue flight. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated that we will look into the matter and take the necessary action.

According to authorities, smoke and fire were noticed in engine number 2 of the AI Express B737 (VT AXZ), which was flying as IX-442 from Muscat to Cochin. “We have evacuated every passenger (141 + 4 infants). There have been no injuries recorded, and they have been taken to the terminal building, according to a representative.

According to the source, other arrangements are being prepared to transport the tourists from Muscat to Kochi.

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