IndiGo Plane Suffered ‘engine Stall’ on Fri; Surge in Airflow Caused Fire in Engine Exhaust: DGCA Sources

An IndiGo aircraft, which aborted take off on the Delhi airport on Friday evening, had suffered “engine stall” resulting in a surge within the airflow leading to a momentary fireplace within the engine exhaust, based on DGCA sources.

A loud bang was additionally heard following a warning of the failure of an engine of the plane, which was to fly to Bengaluru with 184 folks on board. There was no damage to any individual on board the plane, sources on the regulator stated.

The A320 ceo plane VT-IFM working flight 6E-2131 aborted takeoff on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport (IGIA) right here resulting from a fireplace in one in all its engines. The aircraft returned to the bay and passengers had been deboarded safely.

Movies posted in social media confirmed fireplace in one of many aircraft’s engines and sparks flying earlier than the takeoff was aborted.

The Directorate Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing the incident that occurred at round 10 pm on Friday.

The investigation to this point has revealed that “no. 2 engine stall” occurred resulting in surging of the airflow within the engine. As a result of surge, momentary fireplace was seen within the engine exhaust, the sources stated.

The sources additionally stated the crew used one fireplace extinguisher bottle in no.2 engine to extinguish the fireplace.

Earlier within the day, DGCA chief Arun Kumar stated the regulator will take appropriate follow-up motion after conducting an in depth probe into the incident.

“The precedence is to hold out an in depth investigation of the incident and confirm the explanations for the fireplace within the engine. Thankfully, the fireplace was extinguished swiftly and the plane is now grounded,” he stated.

He additionally stated the engine that caught fireplace was an IAEV2500. It was manufactured by IAE Worldwide Aero Engines AG.

“DGCA will do an in depth examine to examine whether or not there have been any such incidents pertaining to those engines earlier than. After the investigation, appropriate follow-up motion will probably be taken,” he stated.

Quickly after the incident that befell round 10 pm on Friday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) stated officers involved at DGCA have been directed to “look into this and furnish a report on the earliest”.

In an announcement issued early Saturday morning, IndiGo stated the plane skilled a technical difficulty whereas on take off roll, instantly after which the pilot aborted the takeoff and the plane safely returned to the bay. All passengers and crew are secure and an alternate plane was organized to function the flight, which took off at 12.16 am on Saturday, it added.

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