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IndiGo’s A320 neo plane suffers mid-air engine failure; DGCA probe on

PTI | Updated on: 11 Oct 2018, 12:32:52 AM
IndiGo’s A320 neo plane suffers mid-air engine failure; DGCA probe on (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Aviation regulator DGCA is probing mid-air engine failure of IndiGo’s A320 neo aircraft that was flying from Bangalore to Ahmedabad earlier this week, according to an official.

The incident happened on October 8 forcing the plane to return to Banglaore. IndiGo, the country’s largest airline in terms of market share, has been facing problems with Pratt & Whitney engines powering its A320 neo aircraft.

“We are aware of the incident of mid-air engine failure. The incident is being investigated,” a senior official at the DGCA told PTI.

An IndiGo spokesperson said that on October 8, the plane returned to Bangalore.

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“During the flight (6E 452) the captain observed loss of indication of engine no. 1 oil pressure. The pilot followed his procedures and landed back to Bangalore VT-IVB was withdrawn from service for further checks at Bangalore,” the spokesperson said.

Details about the number of passengers on board the flight could not be ascertained.

A source said the A320 neo aircraft involved in the incident was inducted into IndiGo fleet in November last year.

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First Published : 10 Oct 2018, 11:00:56 PM