Friday, January 24, 2020

GoAir Bengaluru-Phuket flight returns to origin after door not closed warning

New Delhi: A GoAir flight with about 180 people on board returned safely to Bengaluru early on Friday morning after taking off from Phuket, Thailand, following warning that a door may not have been closed properly. The Airbus A320 Neo (VT-WGP) took off as G8-41 at 2.18 am and landed back at 3.12 am.

“The aircraft was involved in air turn back to Bengaluru due To ‘door avionics (AFT) open’ indication at 10,000 feet. Cabin rate of climb was not above 150 feet at any point of time. There was no loss of pressurisation. An overweight landing was carried out at Bengaluru. Inspection and rectification is in progress,” said a senior aviation official.

A GoAir spokesperson said: “GoAir flight G8 041 from Bengaluru to Phuket with 173 passengers on board did a precautionary air turn back in the interest of safety due to a technical glitch. After turn back, the flight landed safely at the Bengaluru airport. The aircraft has since been changed and departed with the passengers for its destination at 10.44 am. GoAir regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers.”
24/01/20 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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