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IndiGo plane en route Bengaluru suffers high engine vibrations mid-air; returns to Mumbai

Many A320 neo aircraft of the no-frills carrier that are powered by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines have been facing engine woes.

Published: 05th December 2019 04:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2019 04:46 PM   |  A+A-

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IndiGo flight (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: An IndiGo A320 neo plane flying to Bengaluru on Thursday experienced high engine vibrations mid-air and returned to Mumbai airport, according to a senior official.

There were 180 passengers on board the aircraft. Many A320 neo aircraft of the no-frills carrier that are powered by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines have been facing engine woes.

The aircraft, flying from Mumbai to Bengaluru, was involved in an air turnback due to high vibrations in one of its engines.

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The plane has been grounded at Mumbai, the regulatory official told PTI. The official also said the plane made a safe landing and that the incident would be investigated.

An IndiGo spokesperson said that during the flight, the pilot observed a caution message.

"Standard operating procedures were followed and the aircraft returned to Mumbai as a precaution. The aircraft is currently under inspection at Mumbai," the spokesperson said.

In the wake of persisting P&W engine problems, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already issued various directions to IndiGo.

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