IndiGo plane suffers engine failure mid-flight, govt to review incident

While sources said the engine of the aircraft stalled mid-air with a “loud bang”, an IndiGo spokesperson said in a statement that its crew took note of a “technical caution” and decided to return the flight to Chennai.

An IndiGo Airbus A320neo plane suffered a mid-air engine failure with a “loud bang” on Thursday and the civil aviation ministry has taken serious note of the incident, sources said.

The latest incident involving another Pratt & Whitney engine happened when the aircraft was flying to Kolkata from Chennai on January 3. The plane returned mid-way to Chennai and has been grounded there since then due to damaged engine blades, they said.

While sources said the engine of the aircraft stalled mid-air with a “loud bang”, an IndiGo spokesperson said in a statement that its crew took note of a “technical caution” and decided to return the flight to Chennai.

“Ministry has taken serious note (of the incident) and we will review it on Tuesday,” Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said in response to a PTI query.

He was asked whether the ministry will direct the aircraft maker Airbus and US-based engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney to stop deliveries unless all issues are fixed.

 

Source: https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/aviation/indigo-plane-suffers-engine-failure-mid-flight-govt-to-review-incident/story/307195.html

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