New Delhi: A Ranchi-bound IndiGo VT-ITE Neo aircraft (6E 509), with 183 passengers on board, returned midway to Delhi on Sunday following an engine snag. This is the second such incident in three days.
The aircraft carrying 183 passengers and seven crew members landed safely at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi averting a major mishap.
As per the statement released by IndiGo Airlines, the matter is under investigation. “VT-ITE Neo aircraft operating 6E-509 (Delhi-Ranchi) had an air turn back to Delhi . Crew carried out engine inflight shut down following standard industry procedure. Aircraft landed in Delhi safely with 183 passengers & 7 crew. Matter is under investigation,” the statement read.
A few days back, another IndiGo flight (6E-972) aborted take-off due to a similar engine snag.
Recently, India’s low-cost carriers IndiGo and Air India Express were ranked among the top five cheapest airlines in the world in providing international connectivity. Air India Express, the wholly-owned subsidiary of state-run carrier Air India was ranked second and the budget carrier IndiGo placed at the fifth position in a Global Flight Pricing.
The report was prepared by Melbourne-based Rome2rio — a multimodal travel planning site. In the report, Jet Airways was placed at the 12th position followed by Air India at 13th position. The report was prepared after comparing 200 major airlines across continents by the average price per kilometer with Air Asia X taking the pole position.