Emergency landing for Bengaluru-Pune flight as GoAir flight 283 engine fails mid-air. The incident occurred on Saturday after a Pune-bound GoAir flight 283 flight took off from Bengaluru airport
GoAir flight 283 aircraft made an emergency landing after the failure of its neo engine mid-air. The incident happened on Saturday after a Pune-bound GoAir 283 flight took off from Bengaluru airport. The inability of neo engines has been persistent with several similar cases reported earlier. Neo engine problems are increasing day by day.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) hasn't taken any action to ensure that such engines remain grounded and are not allowed to fly. The incident comes after DGCA recently submitted a report to the Ministry of Civil Aviation saying there is no immediate concern with A320 neo aircraft.
The aircraft made a u-turn mid-air after the pilots got a warning of engine 1 vibration which was followed by oil chip detection alarm in the first engine, which had to be shut down mid-air before the aircraft made an emergency landing.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an inquiry in this case. The problem with A320 neo engines has not been detected yet by the DGCA even as examples of engine failures increases. The DGCA is however to contact the engine-maker regarding this problem. The neo engines have been malfunctioning with new cases reported now and then.
In February, another Lucknow-bound A320 neo aircraft of GoAir was forced to return to New Delhi after a warning of 'potential oil chip detection', the same cause as reported for the engine failure on Saturday. Pratt and Whitney engines power the A320 neo planes. These are operated in the country by only two commercial airlines, GoAir and IndiGo.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 10:15 AM IST