DGCA orders probe into IndiGo flight emergency landing

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New Delhi | Published: January 19, 2017 2:41:34 PM

Aviation regulator DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident involving an IndiGo flight which made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport yesterday due to a "serious" engine glitch.

 IndiGo had yesterday claimed that its pilot had not sought emergency landing of its flight and Kolkata ATC had acted on its own. (Reuters)IndiGo had yesterday claimed that its pilot had not sought emergency landing of its flight and Kolkata ATC had acted on its own. (Reuters)

Aviation regulator DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident involving an IndiGo flight which made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport yesterday due to a “serious” engine glitch. The flight, carrying 180 passengers including two infants onboard, was on its way to Dibrugarh from New Delhi when it was diverted to Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

“One of the aircraft engines was shut midway which forced the IndiGo Delhi-Dibrugarh flight to made emergency landing at Kolkata airport. It is a very serious issue. The DGCA has launched its investigation into the incident,” sources said today. A response from IndiGo on the issue is awaited.

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However, IndiGo had yesterday claimed that its pilot had not sought emergency landing of its flight and Kolkata ATC had acted on its own. “Despite that cockpit crew did not declare any emergency, ATC (Kolkata) declared full emergency on its own. The aircraft landed safely,” IndiGo said in the statement.

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