Thursday, January 02, 2020

Singapore-bound IndiGo A320Neo diverts to Nagpur

An IndiGo A320Neo flying on the Mumbai-Singapore sector had to divert to Nagpur on the very first day of the New Year after a suspected fuel leakage problem in the early hours of Wednesday.
 Flight 6E-19 with registration VTIVS took off from Mumbai at 2.12 am, 37 minutes after its scheduled departure, when the pilots suspected a problem with fuel leak in the centre tank and decided to land at Nagpur airport, data from, a global air traffic monitoring website indicated.
 A senior DGCA official confirmed the incident and said, “A discrepancy of 800 kgs of fuel was noticed and overweight landing was carried out. On inspection, no fuel leak was found. However, the right centre tank transfer valve was found stuck in an open position due to which fuel discrepancy happened.”
 An overweight landing is defined as a landing made at a gross weight in excess of the maximum design (i.e., structural) landing weight for a particular model. An IndiGo spokesperson said after landing, the VT-IVS was grounded at Nagpur airport for technical inspection, and the airline had to arrange a new aircraft from Hyderabad due to which the flight to Singapore was delayed by over five hours. Details of number of passengers on board were not available.
02/01/20 Satish Nandagaonkar/Mumbai Mirror
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