Indigo A320 at Delhi on Aug 20th 2014, smoke from gear after landing causes evacuation

Last Update: August 20, 2014 / 18:02:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
6E-176

Departure
Mumbai, India

Destination
Delhi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IFK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Indigo Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IFK performing flight 6E-176 from Mumbai to Delhi (India) with 147 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Delhi's runway 27 and rolled out without obvious incident when the crew of fire truck on an adjacent airport road called in reporting dense smoke from the left hand main gear of the aircraft. The aircraft stopped on an adjacent taxiway, the crew initiated an emergency evacuation via slides. A number of passengers received minor injuries as result of the evacuation.

The airline reported the evacuation through the right hand doors and one left hand side chute was completed in 75 seconds. A few passengers receiving minor injuries were treated by medical staff.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration VT-INP continued flight 6E-176 to its final destination Varanasi.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
6E-176

Departure
Mumbai, India

Destination
Delhi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IFK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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