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Goa: Airport operations suspended after fire incident

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Flight operations at have been temporarily suspended after a fuel tank attached to a fell on the runway while taking off on Saturday.

"Due to jettisoned fuel tank on runway during sortie the operations are closed for two hrs at airport. Pl bear with us," official handle of International Airport informed through a tweet.

The personnel are at the site, as the airport also operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa.

The said that efforts are underway to resume the soon.

" #GoaAirport closed temporarily for a few hours view incident of fire caused by a drop tank of 29K which got detached whilst taking off. All efforts in hand to resume flights ASAP. 29K fighter ac is safe. @aaigoaairport @AAI_Official," the put out a tweet informing about the incident.

The images posted by the show thick smoke on the tarmac. The airport operations are likely to resume later in the day.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 15:37 IST