New Delhi: Giving information, sources said that an Airbus A320neo aircraft of Air India operated by the Tata group returned to the Mumbai airport just 27 minutes after take-off as one of its engines was suspended in the air due to a technical fault.
An Air India spokesperson said the passengers were flown to the destination-Bengaluru on Thursday after changing the plane.
Sources told the Press Trust of India that aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation is probing the incident. Air India’s Airbus A320neo aircraft are fitted with CFM International’s Leap Engines.
Sources told news agency PTI that the pilots of the A320neo aircraft received a warning about high exhaust gas temperature on one of the engines, minutes after the plane took off from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 9:43 am. With that engine off, the pilot landed back at the Mumbai airport at 10:10 am.
When asked about the incident, an Air India spokesperson said, “Air India gives top priority to safety and our crew is well-versed in handling these situations. Our engineering and maintenance teams looked into the issue immediately.” had started.”
“After changing the plane, the scheduled flight left for Bengaluru with passengers,” the spokesperson said.
first published:May 20, 2022, 1:40 p.m.