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Budget carrier IndiGo today refuted the occurrence of any fire incident in Delhi-bound Goa flight on Sunday night. A Delhi-Goa flight with 180 passengers made an emergency landing at the Goa airport after its engine developed some technical issues, according to the airline.

Goa environment minister Nilesh Cabral was travelling to Delhi along with other officers earlier told IANS that the left engine of Goa-Delhi IndiGo flight caught fire after it took off from the Goa airport.

"The engine caught fire fifteen minutes after the plane was airborne at around 1 am," Cabral told IANS.

Following the incident, the plane had to return to the airport for an emergency landing. "The pilot immediately shut off the left engine and flew us back to Goa," said the minister.

The budget carrier IndiGo said in a statement: "We strongly refute the occurrence of any fire in the engine of flight 6E-336 from Goa to Delhi on Sept 29."

"The cause of the incident is not known yet and is currently under investigation," said IndiGo on Twitter.

"As per the laid down Standard Operating Procedures, our pilot landed the aircraft in Goa for inspection. All the passengers were accommodated on other flights to Delhi," a spokesperson of the airline told PTI.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started a probe into the incident.

On Friday, Mumbai International Airport Ltd. said that the full emergency was declared for Chandigarh-Mumbai. Mumbai airport did not elaborate the reason behind the emergency.

“Full emergency was declared for IndiGo 6E flight number 463 at 16:28 Hrs. IST. The IndiGo Airlines’ flight landed safely at 16:44 Hrs. on RWY 27 and was fully parked. Following which the full emergency was withdrawn at 16:47 Hrs," MIAL said. IndiGo said that the aircraft is currently being checked by the maintenance team.

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