After Air India had a technical issue in the engine of its Boeing 777 owing to which all the passengers were stranded in Russia, IndiGo seems next. A recent IndiGo flight which took off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport or the IGIA in Delhi had to make an emergency landing. The flight was headed to Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. However, a snag in its engine was detected.
Delhi-Chennai IndiGo Flight Makes An Emergency Landing
A recent IndiGo flight from IGIA to Chennai had to make an emergency landing back at the Delhi Airport. According to an article recently published by The Times of India, the emergency landing had to be made owing to a glitch in the engine.
The aircraft in question was an IndiGo Airbus A321neo (VT-ILN) and was numbered 6E-2789. It took off on Saturday, the 10th of June around 9:46 PM and was carrying 230 passengers. However, about 45 minutes into the flight, a technical issue was detected in the engine of the plane and it had to return to its origin.
The flight made a safe landing back at the IGIA around 10:39 PM. Though it may have been inconvenient for the passengers, it is good that the flight made a safe landing.
DGCA Inspecting The Engine For Glitches
After the plane landed safely back at the Delhi airport, the passengers were transported to another aircraft so that they could be on their way to Chennai. As of now, the aircraft is undergoing inspection.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation or the DGCA is currently heading the inspection of the aircraft and is looking for the exact reason as to why the aircraft had to make the emergency landing.
The airline spokesperson said that they regretted the inconvenience that was caused to the passengers owing to the technical glitch. They also stated that the airline is undertaking the necessary steps to ensure that a thorough inspection of the aircraft is carried out.
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