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Flight with 166 on board makes emergency landing

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport officials said an IndiGo flight, which took off for Kolkata at 6.18 p.m. with 166 passengers on board on March 2, 2018, returned to land safely at the airport 40 minutes later. File

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport officials said an IndiGo flight, which took off for Kolkata at 6.18 p.m. with 166 passengers on board on March 2, 2018, returned to land safely at the airport 40 minutes later. File   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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Trouble in engines; pilots report vibration, alert warnings

IndiGo’s Kolkata-bound A320 neo aircraft from Mumbai on Thursday made an emergency landing after one of its Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines developed trouble and pilots reported high vibration and alert warnings.

Airport officials said the flight 6E 395, which took off for Kolkata from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) at around 6.18 p.m. with 166 passengers on board, returned to land safely at 6.58 p.m.

Passengers were accommodated on a spare aircraft at 7.45 p.m. after a total delay of one hour and 50 minutes, IndiGo said.

Several instances

In recent weeks, there have been instances of A320 neo planes powered by P&W engines facing glitches. The neo aircrafts are currently operated only by Indigo and Go Air. On February 14 and 15, DGCA officials said that neo aircraft operated by Go Air had faced issues thrice in a span of two days, both related to reported oil chip detection.

On February 24, another neo aircraft flying to Jammu from Delhi via Leh with 112 passengers and crew had to be grounded following indication in the oil chip detection system and spare parts had be flown in.

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