New Delhi, August 29: Despite experiencing an engine shutdown mid-flight, an IndiGo (NS:INGL) aircraft originating from Madurai managed to make a secure landing at Mumbai airport on Tuesday. The Airbus A321, equipped with twin engines, adeptly utilized its remaining operational engine to safely touch down in Mumbai.
An official statement from the airline’s spokesperson conveyed, “Technical complications arose on IndiGo flight 6E-2012 during its journey from Madurai to Mumbai. The flight crew made the decision to prioritize landing at Mumbai. The aircraft is presently stationed in Mumbai and will resume operations after undergoing essential maintenance. We extend our apologies for any inconvenience caused to the passengers.”
This recent incident follows an earlier announcement by the aviation regulatory body, DGCA, which addressed the concerns surrounding Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines. Approximately 200 engines globally were affected by material anomalies, prompting the aerospace manufacturer to release Service Instructions (SI).
These instructions entail the identification of engine serial numbers that must undergo Angle Ultrasonic Scan Inspection during maintenance visits. These engines are required to be inspected and potentially removed before September 15th.