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Saudi plane catches fire in Chennai, passengers safe

Last Updated : 26 July 2010, 09:06 IST
Last Updated : 26 July 2010, 09:06 IST

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According to the officials, the plane was moving on the runway when the pilot detected the smoke and immediately contacted the control room to steer it back to the parking bay.

All the passengers were immediately evacuated from the plane, which was parked in the bay, to enable experts to attend to the technical fault, they said.

The flight took off after a three-hour delay, they said.

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Published 26 July 2010, 08:59 IST

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