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June 20, 2022
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Plane grounded after locals notice sparks flying out of engine

Passengers on a SpiceJet flight were rescued on Sunday after the plane caught fire mid-air.

According to ANI, the aircraft made an emergency landing at Jayprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna after locals noticed a fire in the Delhi-bound flight's engine and informed district and airport officials.

Officials confirm that all 185 people on board were safely deboarded.

Officials also say a technical glitch caused the fire; the engineering team are analysing further.

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