In an incident that could have turned into a major tragedy, an Indigo flight from Kolkata to Delhi was forced to return back and was landed in Kolkata after the second engine of the aircraft got failed. Fortunately, the plane landed safely and all the passengers including crew members are safe, reports ANI.
This is not the first incident of engine failure of Indigo flight, earlier this month on January 9, a Mumbai to Bengaluru IndiGo flight faced a major technical glitch after takeoff and the pilot was forced to take precautionary measures and return back to Mumbai under full emergency conditions. However, a tragedy was averted as the jet landed safely at the airport. After the incident, an alternate aircraft was provided for stranded passengers in Mumbai to travel to Bengaluru. As of now the matter is brought to the notice of DGCA and is under investigation. The engine failure of IndiGo 6E 565 aircraft happened after takeoff, the pilot declared a full emergency and decided to return back to Mumbai. There were around 180 passengers on board at the time of the incident.
Earlier on January 7, a full emergency was declared on an Air India aircraft from Goa to Mumbai due to hydraulic failure. The flight landed safely at 8:15 pm on runway number 27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.