Dehradun-bound IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Delhi due to engine failure

DGCA is yet to issue a clarification on the exact reason that led to the air turnback of the fight.

Published: 22nd June 2023 07:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2023 07:45 AM   |  A+A-


IndiGo flight (File Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A Dehradun-bound IndiGo flight carrying 108 passengers made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Wednesday after it developed a technical snag, according to officials. The flight landed safely and no one was injured in the incident, police said.

“IndiGo flight 6E 2134 from Delhi to Dehradun returned to its origin due to a technical issue. The pilot informed the ATC as per procedure and requested a priority landing,” the airline said in a statement.“The aircraft landed safely in Delhi and will be back in operation after necessary maintenance. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers,” it said.

IndiGo officials refuted reports claiming the emergency landing was due to an engine failure. The flight was originally scheduled to take off from Terminal 2 of the IGI airport at 2:10 pm but it departed at 2:36 pm, they said.

A Delhi Police official said 108 passengers were onboard the Dehradun-bound Indigo flight that took off from the IGI airport. Later, the aircraft made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport due to a technical issue, he said.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is yet to issue a clarification on the exact reason that led to the air turnback of the fight.

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