An Indian Air Force Avro HS 748 transport aircraft conducted an emergency landing at the Agra airbase on March 31 after one of its engines caught fire, ANI news agency reported.
According to ANI, the engine caught fire at an altitude of around 250 feet, soon after it took off from the airbase with supplies. IAF sources said that the pilots reacted quickly and safely landed the aircraft.
2 transport aircraft pilots safely landed their Avro aircraft(in pic)at Agra airbase y’day after one of its engines caught fire, at an altitude of around 250 feet, soon after it took off from the airbase with supplies. Pilots reacted quickly&safely landed the aircraft:IAF Sources pic.twitter.com/Ci49tjrLiD
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2020
IAF’s Avro is a twin-engine turboprop, military transport and freighter of British origin having a capacity of 48 paratroopers or 6 tonnes freight and max cruise speed of 452 km/hr. The Avro aircraft are currently deployed to provide airlift support to Nation’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.