Sunday, March 04, 2018

IndiGo Airbus grounded at Pune airport before departure

Mumbai: Another IndiGo Airbus A320 Neo aircraft with Pratt& Whitney engine was grounded today at the Pune airport prior to its departure for New Delhi due to the oil chip detection in one of its engines, a source said.

IndiGo, later, operated the flight with another aircraft but in the process it was delayed by more than four hours, according to the source.

When contacted, IndiGo refused to comment on the incident, which came close on the heels of another incident involving its aircraft last week, in which passengers had a close shave after one of the engines of a A320 Neo plane failed midair.

After the airline operated its Nagpur-Pune flight, IndiGo was forced to ground the A320 Neo plane due to the oil chip detection in engine-2 of the plane, the source said.
04/03/18 Outlook