An IndiGo A320Neo plane, flying to Shirdi from Delhi, made precedence touchdown on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport (CSMIA) on Sunday round 7pm owing to hydraulic failure. It needed to be towed from the runway to the bay. Nonetheless, the standing of the passengers was not clear until the time of going to press.
“An IndiGo A320, working a Delhi- Shirdi (6E-2019) flight, acquired a warning message on one of many hydraulic methods. In order a precaution, the pilot diverted to Mumbai. The plane is presently at Mumbai and shall be again in operation after obligatory inspections,” an IndiGo spokesperson mentioned.
Airport sources mentioned that the pilot requested Mumbai air visitors management (ATC) to offer towing help on touchdown.
“The flight with 64 passengers on board landed safely at 7pm, round an hour after it took off from Delhi. The runway was vacated after the slender physique plane was towed away to the allotted bay. All of the operations nonetheless remained unaffected,” mentioned an airport official.
The airport at Shirdi is just not geared up with evening touchdown facility, owing to which flight operations don’t happen after sundown.
IndiGo has been dealing with snags with the A320Neo plane since 2017, following which Directorate Normal of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in December 2019 directed that the 2 airways exchange them with modified variations by Might 31 this 12 months. The deadline was prolonged to August after provide chains and manufacturing strains have been hit owing to the continued pandemic.
On July 29, IndiGo’s chief working officer Wolfgang Prock-Schaeur knowledgeable analysts that the airline will end changing its final batch of 14 A320Neo engines by August 31.