Air India Express flight with 145 people caught fire in Muscat; everyone evacuated


All passengers were evacuated from a Muscat-Cochin Air India Express flight on slides after smoke started coming out of the plane at Muscat International Airport on Wednesday.

An official said, “AI Express B737 (VT AXZ), operating as IX-442 from Muscat to Cochin, during taxi for the takeoff, experienced smoke and fire in engine number 2. All passengers (141 plus 4 infants) have been evacuated. No injuries have been reported and they have been transported to the terminal building. “