New Delhi, Mar 19: Two aircraft of leading low-cost carrier IndiGo was grounded after technical snag during departure. An A320 (neo) aircraft of the IndiGo was supposed to leave for Mumbai from Cochin. Another A320 (neo) aircraft was grounded immediately after departure at Mumbai airport. Also Read - Thanking COVID Warriors: IndiGo Announces 25% Discount on Domestic Flights For Doctors, Nurses Till Year-end
The IndiGo flight (6E-711) was withdrawn after high vibration in the engine. The flight was supposed to depart for Goa from Mumbai. The flight 6E-439 was forced to ground during the take off after the pilot detected a problem in the engine. No passenger or crew member was hurt in the two incidents. Also Read - International Flights Schedule: 566 Vande Bharat Flights From July 3; Air India to Fly Indians Back Home From These 17 Countries
“An A320 (non neo) aircraft operating Cochin-Mumbai and another A320 (non neo) aircraft operating Mumbai-Goa, had technical snag detected during departure. Both aircraft were immediately withdrawn for rectification. Issues were rectified and aircraft are back in operation,” said an IndiGo statement. Also Read - Now Buy Tickets For Domestic Flights By Paying Only 10% of Total Fare - Here's How
An Indigo Airbus A320neo budget flight was grounded Jammu on Monday by the aviation regulator. IndiGo earlier announced that its A320 Neo aircraft that operated on the Bengaluru-Delhi route on Sunday was withdrawn in Delhi for a maintenance check to attend to a reported defect.
IndiGo and GoAir had to cancel several flights as almost a third of their A320 Neo aircraft fleet remained grounded for the third day following a safety directive by the aviation regulator DGCA last week. Of these flights, 42 are of IndiGo and six belong to GoAir.