An Indian Air Force Avro HS 748 transport aircraft conducted an emergency landing at the Agra airbase on March 31 after one of its engines caught fire.
It was during the takeoff phase of the aircraft that the crew noticed that one of the two turboprop engines had caught fire. The cargo plane was then at an altitude of 250 feet.
An emergency landing procedure was immediately initiated. The HS-748 landed without incident despite an engine less.
According to ANI, the engine caught fire at an altitude of around 250 feet, soon after it took off from the airbase with supplies.
IAF sources said that the pilots reacted quickly and safely landed the aircraft.
The incident took place soon after the plane took off from the airbase with supplies. Both the pilots are safe.
IAF’s Avro is a twin-engine turboprop, military transport and freighter of British origin having a capacity of 48 paratroopers or 6 tonnes freight and max cruise speed of 452 km/hr.
The Avro aircraft are currently deployed to provide airlift support to Nation’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.