Tuesday, August 30, 2022

IndiGo's Mumbai-bound flight reports 'engine stall warning' mid-air after bigger jet creates 'wake turbulence'

Mumbai: An IndiGo plane flying at roughly 36,000 feet reported momentary 'engine stall warning' after a bigger jet flew close to it in the opposite direction creating 'wake turbulence', said sources on Tuesday. No injuries were reported in the incident and the plane landed safely in Mumbai.

According to reports, IndiGo flight 6E-6812 -- an Airbus A320 -- was flying from Guwahati to Mumbai when the captain noticed an Engine 1 stall warning signal that quickly vanished. It happened due to a bigger jet of Boeing 777 aircraft passing in the opposite direction of IndiGo's A320 aircraft creating 'Wake Turbulence' mid-air.

Soon after witnessing wake turbulence, the IndiGo's aircraft cruised normally to its destination without any difficulty.

It should be noted that the IndiGo flight took off as per schedule from Guwahati airport at around 6:32 am in the morning. There was no delay in the take off.

The airline has reported the incident to India's aviation regulatory body, Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA), about the incident and there was no damage to the plane and passengers.

According to the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA), the largest US-based transportation agency, "A wake turbulence encounter can range from negligible to catastrophic. The impact of the encounter depends on the weight, wingspan, size of the originated aircraft, distance from the originated aircraft, and point of vortex encounter."

30/08/22 Times Now

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