India A321 at Delhi on May 17th 2024, suspected fire in APU

Last Update: May 18, 2024 / 17:33:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-807

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Bangalore, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-PPT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Air India Airbus A321-200, registration VT-PPT performing flight AI-807 from Delhi to Bangalore (India) with 175 people on board, was climbing out of Delhi's runway 29R when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 reporting a suspected fire on board, possibly in the air conditioning system. Soon after the aircraft entered a hold before returning to Delhi for a safe landing on runway 29L about 70 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200 registration VT-PPV reached Bangalore with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Delhi about 14 hours after landing back.

The airline later reported the crew received a fire warning for the APU.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-807

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Bangalore, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-PPT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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