Ahmedabad-bound IndiGo flight with 180 passengers makes emergency landing at Goa airport
An Ahmedabad-bound IndiGo flight returned to the Goa airport after its take-off due to a technical glitch on Monday, said the Airport director. The flight landed safely at the Dabolim airport, around 40km from here, at around 4.45 pm, he said.
Airport director Gagan Malik told news agency PTI that the IndiGo flight, which had taken off for Ahmedabad from the Dabolim airport, had to make a mid-air turn back due to a "technical glitch".
The Indian Navy-run airport, Goa's only aerodrome, handles operations of both civilian and military aircraft.
According to The Times of India, IndiGo flight 6E from Goa to Ahmedabad landed at Goa International airport after it turned around and sought priority landing under emergency protocol. After the flight landed safely, the 180 passengers were safely disembarked and the aircraft is under examination.
“Flight 6E162 took off at 3:50pm from Goa for Ahmedabad with 180 passengers. Around 200 kms into the flight, the pilot noticed a malfunction alert in the right engine,” said a source told the newspaper.