On Saturday, Pune bound GoAIr flight was forced to make an emergency landing due to a major issue in the engine in mid-air just after taking off the flight from Bengaluru airport.
GoAir spokesperson told our sources about the incident and revealed that the GoAir flight G8-283 was going from Bengaluru to Pune. The aircraft pilot found a snag in the engine and had to return back to the airport.
According to our sources, flight suffered a technical glitch and as standard operations, the Captain returned back to Bengaluru. After landing, the passengers were taken care of and were accommodated to another flight.
Besides this, GoAir regretted the inconvenience caused to the passengers and the airline said that it is committed to the safety of its passengers, crew members and operational crew in order to provide safe travel.
On the other hand, Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu is investigating on the issue. India’s aviation regulatory body Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is still to contact the engine-maker regarding the serious issue caused.
This is the latest issue in the series of engine failures on Airbus A-320, neo aircraft, powered by Pratt and Whitney engines.
Another incident of engine failure took place in Ahmedabad at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Airport on Indigo Airbus-neo aircraft in Lucknow. This happened on March 12, and there were 186 passengers on board which had to make an emergency landing. After this incident, Directorate General of Civil Aviation ordered to ground 11 Airbus A-320 neo Aircraft out of 45. Among these grounded neo planes, eight belongs to Indigo Airlines and three to GoAir Wadia Group.
Besides this, a little earlier in June, Indigo flight which was heading from Ranchi to Delhi had to make an emergency landing due to an engine problem that led pilots to shut down one of the engines. In the same month, another Indigo flight from Kolkata to Port Blair was terminated due to engine stalling.