IndiGo’s Hyderabad-Gorakhpur Flight Carrying 150 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing At Varanasi Airport

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 September 2019, 05:53 PM
IndiGo’s Hyderabad-Gorakhpur Flight Carrying 150 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing At Varanasi Airport
IndiGo’s Hyderabad-Gorakhpur Flight Carrying 150 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing At Varanasi Airport

A Gorakhpur-bound IndiGo Airlines flight with 150 passengers on board from Hyderabad made an emergency landing on at Hyderabad airport after a technical glitch on Sunday afternoon. The passenger are being sent to Gorkhpur on a different flight, according to sources. 

On August 27, an IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at Hyderabad airport after smoke was seen in the cockpit due to malfunctioning of an exhaust fan in the plane's air conditioning system, said the airline.

The A320neo aircraft, which was coming from Delhi, has been grounded temporarily due to the incident. After landing, an inspection was carried out by IndiGo's engineering team, which found that all engine functionalities and parameters were fine. The A320neo aircraft has Pratt & Whitney engines.

"The root cause of this issue has been identified as the malfunctioning of an air conditioning system's exhaust fan. The component will be replaced and the aircraft will be back in operation shortly," the airline said.

First Published: Sunday, September 08, 2019 05:35 PM
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