India Express B738 at Muscat on Sep 14th 2022, rejected takeoff due to engine fire

Last Update: September 14, 2022 / 11:20:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 14, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
IX-442

Departure
Muscat, Oman

Destination
Kochi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-AXZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registration VT-AXZ performing flight IX-442 from Muscat (Oman) to Kochi (India) with 145 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Muscat's runway 08L at about 11:35L (07:35Z) when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 40 knots over ground) due to a right hand engine (CFM56) fire indication. The crew slowed the aircraft and vacated the runway via the next high speed turn off about 1800 meters/6000 feet down the runway and stopped clear of the runway on the adjacent taxiway. An emergency evacuation via slides followed. 14 passengers are reported to have sustained injuries during the evacuation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 14, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
IX-442

Departure
Muscat, Oman

Destination
Kochi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-AXZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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