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Passengers Evacuated After Engine Bursts Into Flames on Air India Jet

More than a hundred passengers were evacuated from a Boeing Co. 737-800 operated by Air India Express Ltd. after one of its engines caught fire while the aircraft was taxiing to take off from Muscat, the capital of Oman, on Wednesday.

Everyone got off the plane safely and the jet was left parked on the airport runway, according to Arun Kumar, head of India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The DGCA is investigating the matter, Kumar said in a text message.