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‘Grass fire’ near runway holds up flights at Delhi Airport

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NEW DELHI: A minor fire broke out near one of Delhi Airport‘s runways Thursday afternoon due to which

aircraft

that were to aircraft which to move near the affected area were asked to

hold

.
“There was a

grass fire

which has been extinguished. Four aircraft were on hold (for some time due to that),” said a senior

DGCA

official.
A passenger on one of those flights,

Air India

801 to Trivandrum, said: “We were supposed to take off at 3.10 pm.

The pilot announced that

flights

are being held up because there is fire on departure

runway

. We are waiting to leave for the destination.”

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