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Indian airliner evacuated after rear wheel catches fire in Nepal

Published on Mar 8, 2014 7:42 PM

KATHMANDU (REUTERS) - A rear wheel of an Airbus A320 operated by an Indian budget airline caught fire after landing at Nepal's international airport in Kathmandu on Saturday, officials said.

All 176 passengers and six crew on board the IndiGo flight from New Delhi were evacuated through the emergency doors and are safe, Airport General Manager Rishikesh Sharma said. There were no reported injuries.

Sharma said one of the rear wheels of the plane caught fire as the aircraft was heading to the parking bay after landing.

A statement by IndiGo said the fire was only noticed after parking.

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