Hyderabad, Mar 28: Bengaluru-Vijayawada IndiGo flight 6E-7204 skidded off the runway on Wednesday. The flight skidded off the runway during landing in Vijayawada. The passengers were reported to be safe. In a statement, IndiGo Airlines said, “A skid on tail bumper is acceptable under ATR operational envelop. No maintenance was required and aircraft was cleared for operations after inspection.”
This comes at a time when IndiGo is going through hard times with its aircraft getting grounded due to faulty engines. Earlier this week, IndiGo grounded one more A320 Neo fitted with Pratt&Whitney engine due to “oil chip issue”, taking the total number of such planes on ground to seven.
“VT-ITK (Neo) operating COK-DEL (Cochi-New Delhi) was alerted with an ‘oil chip’ message on engine no 1 post landing at Delhi. As a part of troubleshooting, aircraft was withdrawn at Delhi,” IndiGo said in a statement.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had grounded eight of IndiGo A320 Neo planes on March 12 along with three of GoAir due to safety issues.