Jazeera Airways aircraft carrying around 150 passengers caught fire

It has been reported that one of the planes belonging to Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways caught fire after landing in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday.

Local media stated that one of the engines of the Jazeera Airways aircraft, carrying around 150 passengers, caught fire after reaching the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday morning.

Airport sources were quoted as stating that air traffic control staff warned the pilot who shut down both the engines instantly. All the passengers left the plane safely and no injuries were reported, local media mentioned.

Jazeera Airways in April announced double digit growth in both flown passengers and revenue in the first quarter of 2018.

The airline recorded an operating revenue of KD14.3 million, up 42.7 percent from first quarter of 2017, and a net loss of KD0.3 million, an improvement of KD0.636 million from first quarter of 2017.

Number of passengers in the initial three months of 2018 were around 403,863, up 43.1 percent from the year-earlier period.

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