Fire at government-run airshow in India destroys hundreds of cars

25 February, 2019, 07:17 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Fire at government-run airshow in India destroys hundreds of cars

A total of 300 cars were gutted in a fire that broke out in the open parking area of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka here on Saturday afternoon. However, one thing that vehicles aren't made to withstand is fire, and that's the fate of over 300 cars had to face during an air show in India. Though the cause of the fire was not immediately known, two possible triggers are being probed - an unextinguished cigarette butt or a short circuit in one of the cars.

The spot where the fire had broken out is just a few kilometres from the location where the air show is being held.

No loss of life or injury was reported, said the statement. "Fire fighting operations by Chief Fire Officer and 10 water tenders staff underway (sic)". Fire fully extinguished now. "A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the fire", the IAF said in its statement.

Thick smoke could be seen billowing upwards from the auto parking near the Yelahanka Air base where the aero show is underway in Bengaluru. "If the cars didn't catch fire, the situation could have been under control", an official said.

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In a second tweet he wrote that almost 300 cars had been gutted.

Meanwhile, a high level meeting was constituted by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to review the Aero India show that concluded in Bengaluru on Sunday.

On the eve of the airshow's scheduled start on 20 February, two Hawk aircraft of the Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team collided mid air Tuesday. The five-day air show is scheduled to begin tomorrow and Air Force sources said it would be hard for the aerobatic team to take part in the event.



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