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IndiGo Mumbai-Jaipur Airbus A320neo flight suffers engine shutdown
Domestic budget airlines, IndiGo's Mumbai-Jaipur flight had to make an emergency landing at Jaipur airport last week due to technical glitch in engine. The engine of the aircraft shutdown due to certain technical issues and aircraft made a full emergency landing at Jaipur airport on June 22.
Domestic budget airlines, IndiGo's Mumbai-Jaipur flight had to make an emergency landing at Jaipur airport last week due to technical glitch in engine. The engine of the aircraft shutdown due to certain technical issues and aircraft made a full emergency landing at Jaipur airport on June 22. IndiGo's Airbus A320neo a twin-engine powered aircraft and is capable of making a safe landing even if one engine is disabled.
The pilot of the aircraft noticed a suspected fuel leak from engine 1 at a cruising altitude of 31,000 feet, and subsequently the engine was shut down and a full emergency landing was made at the Jaipur airport.
1."On top of descent at Jaipur, pilot observed #1 fuel tank quantity decreasing. He suspected fuel leak from #1 engine and carried the checklist, the airline said in its statement.
2. Airlines further added,"Safe single engine landing was made. Detailed checks were done post arrival. No fuel leak was noticed. However fuel quantity indication of #1 tank was found fluctuating. Same was rectified. Aircraft is back in service."
3. In another incident last week, an engine was replaced on a brand new IndiGo A321neo aircraft due to 'oil chip' problem.
4. IndiGo, in another statement said, "There was oil chip message on IndiGo A321neo operating Delhi-Bangalore flight on 21st June."
5. Indigo also said, ''The aircraft was ferry flown to Delhi and detailed checks were done in Delhi. Engine was required to be replaced and change has been done. Now aircraft is back in service. Also the oil chip concern on neo has by and large been fixed. IndiGo faced this issue after more than three months.''
6. IndiGo has been facing number of technical issues with Pratt & Whitney engines that led to frequent grounding of its aircraft.
7. IndiGo has recently placed an order worth $20 billion with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines to power its 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
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