IndiGo flight engine fails midair, pilot declares full emergency with 180 passengers aboard
After the incident, an alternate aircraft was provided for stranded passengers in Mumbai to travel to Bengaluru
In an emergency situation last night, a Mumbai to Bengaluru IndiGo flight faced a major technical glitch after takeoff and the pilot was forced to take precautionary measures and return back to Mumbai under full emergency conditions. However, a tragedy was averted as the jet landed safely at the airport. After the incident, an alternate aircraft was provided for stranded passengers in Mumbai to travel to Bengaluru. As of now the matter is brought to the notice of DGCA and is under investigation.
The India Today reports, that due to engine failure of IndiGo 6E 565 aircraft after takeoff, the pilot declared a full emergency and decided to return back to Mumbai. There were around 180 passengers on board at the time of the incident. After this, an alternate aircraft was arranged for the passengers to travel to Bengaluru. The IndiGo 6E 565 flies between Mumbai and Bengaluru. It usually takes off around 10:30 pm and lands in Bengaluru just after midnight.
Earlier on January 7, in a somewhat similar kind of situation, a full emergency was declared on an Air India aircraft from Goa to Mumbai due to hydraulic failure. The flight landed safely at 8:15 pm on runway number 27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, reported ANI. The report added that full emergency was withdrawn at 8:29 pm. According to DNA report, a Mumbai Fire Brigade official had said, “as per standard operating procedure, fire tenders and ambulances were also kept on standby before the flight landed at Mumbai Airport,” The report further said quoting the official, “We were called for safety, however, the flight had safe landing and all passengers were deboarded safely.”