An Air India Express flight en-route to Calicut from Abu Dhabi had to return to Abu Dhabi airport after a flame was detected in one of its engines.

The Air India Express flight had 184 passengers on board when one of the engines developed a technical snag and caught fire.

According to sources, the pilot of Air India Express flight IX348 noticed the flames and returned to Abu Dhabi airport.

The plane landed safely, and all passengers were unharmed, reports said.

(More details awaited)