A Go Air flight from Bengaluru to Pune was forced to make an emergency landing last weekend following engine failure.
The Airbus Neo aircraft was forced to return at Bengaluru Airport and a full emergency situation was declared.
During the flight the pilots got a warning that there was some vibration in engine 1. This was followed by an oil chip detection alarm in the same engine leading to its shutdown.
After the incident Go Air in its statement said, “Flight G8-283 BLR-PNQ suffered a technical glitch. As a standard operation procedure, the captain turned the flight back to Bengaluru. After the flight landed, all passengers were put on alternate flights. Go Air sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers and its own crew members, and the crew operated with-in the established guidelines to provide for safe travel.”
Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu had earlier directed the DGCA to submit a report on grounding A320 Neo Planes.
The minister said the security of passengers is of paramount importance and should not be compromised.
A DGCA report opined that at present in India there are around 60 A320 Neos aircraft with Pratt and Whitney engines (41 with Indigo and 19 with Go Air).
As of now, 7 Indigo planes and 2 Go Air planes have been grounded. The planes were grounded due to combustor distress found during routine inspection.
A frequent travellers of Indigo Air Bus said that many air bus face technical barrier during flight. Last month a Bengaluru bound Indigo airbus landed in Kolkata airport after alarming emergency. When the pilot discovered cracks in wind shield and contacted with NSCBI airport’s ATS. Then the airbus was forced landing after ATS declared local stand by at the airport. This incident happened with flight 6E-345 Kolkata to Bengaluru bound airbus.