Mumbai: Aircraft accident probe agency AAIB has sought assistance from its US counterpart NTSB in investigating the incident of an IndiGoNSE -0.44 % plane’s Pratt & Whitney engine emitting smoke mid-air, a senior official said Tuesday.
The incident, which took place in the A320 neo aircraft operating the Jaipur-Kolkata flight on December 10, is also the first time globally that smoke was detected from a P&W engine.
The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), which has refuted allegations that it was going slow with the probe, is already pursuing the matter with Airbus and P&W.
“In this case, AAIB is sending this engine to M/s P&W facility for detailed investigation and is seeking assistance from NTSB, USA also,” a senior AAIB official told PTI.
Responding to queries about the incident, wherein the plane made an emergency landing at Kolkata airport, the official also said the “question of hushing it (the probe) up doesn’t arise at all”.
25/12/18 PTI/Economic Times