Monday, December 16, 2019

Another IndiGo Airbus A320 Neo returns to airport after engine problem mid-air

Kolkata: An IndiGo flight carrying around 180 passengers returned to the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal's Siliguri after developing an engine problem mid-air. According to a flight path put out by the aviation tracker, the IndiGo flight took off at around 12:30 pm Monday before initiating a manoeuvre to return to the airport just a few minutes after take-off.

The IndiGo flight landed back at the Bagdogra airport in Siliguri just after 1pm. The IndiGo Flight 6E 958 was a Siliguri to Kolkata service carrying around 180 passengers. The plane was an Airbus A320 Neo.

Immediate details regarding the kind of engine problem that forced the IndiGo flight to return were unavailable. However, it's a known fact that IndiGo's fleet of Airbus A320 Neo aircraft use an engine variant known to develop snags and/or stop working mid-air.

The engine variant -- manufactured by the American company Pratt & Whitney -- has been identified as a cause behind several recent instances of IndiGo planes making emergency landings. IndiGo's competitor GoAir too operates the same model of IndiGo and has faced similar problems.
16/12/19 Nagarjun Dwarakanath/India Today
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