Indian Air Force Avro Aircraft Conducts Emergency Landing at Agra Air Base After Engine Fire

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.

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.

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