Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Engine trouble: GoAir Mumbai-Delhi flight makes emergency landing

Days after a fire scare, yet another Airbus A-320 new engine option (Neo) with Pratt and Whitney engines made an emergency landing in Delhi after an engine problem on Tuesday morning. GoAir's Mumbai-Delhi flight (G8 329) with 183 passengers on board experienced a technical snag on one of the engines of the A-320 Neo.
"The captain of flight G8 329 did a normal landing at Delhi airport. However due to a technical snag on the air bleed system he had to reduce the power on left engine and he requested for emergency assistance during landing. The aircraft landed safely at 8.06am with 183 passengers. After initial inspection the snag was rectified by replacing a component. The aircraft has been cleared for operations," a statement by GoAir said.
The airline said that the Tuesday incident did not involve engine failure. Last Wednesday, another GoAir A-320 Neo had a fire scare on one of its P&W engines when it took off from Delhi for Bangalore. The aircraft had last Wednesday witnessed engine failure and returned to make an emergency landing in Delhi.
14/02/17 Saurabh Sinha/The Times Of India