Plane in India catches fire during takeoff, ‘scary’ moment caught on video
An IndiGo plane caught fire in Delhi during takeoff Friday. (LOCAL NEWS X /TMX)
A video posted to social media shows the scary moment an IndiGo aircraft's engine caught fire while attempting to take off from India's Delhi Airport.
The passenger plane – which has since been grounded – was speeding along the runway when orange flames and sparks burst out of the side.
According to AFP, passengers also heard a loud bang.
One of the passengers traveling to Bengaluru, Priyanka Kumar, posted a clip of the incident on Twitter which showed the fire going out within moments.
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"Indigo 6E 2131 Scary experience on Delhi runway!" she tweeted. "This was supposed to be a take-off video but this happened."