Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Singapore-bound Air India plane lands on one engine

New Delhi: An Air India Dreamliner flying from Chennai to Singapore on Monday suffered an engine shutdown just as was approaching to land. The twin-engine plane landed safely on one engine and is now grounded in Singapore.

"The pilot got an indication of low oil pressure in one of the aircraft's engines. To avoid damaging the engine by running it dry which could lead to seizure, the pilot switched it off and landed in Singapore on one engine," said a source.

AI is now probing whether the Boeing 787's engine actually suffered an oil leak or it was a false alarm. If the scare was real, then General Electric (GE) will send a replacement engine for the aircraft in Singapore.

An AI spokesman said: "AI 346 Chennai-Singapore had a precautionary landing at Singapore airport due to oil pressure drop and the flight is grounded for engineering check. Passengers are taken care of and are adjusted to other flights."
29/09/15 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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