Varanasi, September 8: An IndiGo Airbus flying from Hyderabad to Gorakhpur made an emergency landing at Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi Airport on Sunday, September 8. An emergency landing was made due to a technical glitch in the aircraft. No travellers were affected while the pilot made a safe emergency landing in the city. IndiGo Airbus A320 Neo Makes Emergency Landing at Kolkata Airport After Smoke Alert.
Last month, a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight from Nagpur with Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari aboard, aborted take-off after the pilot noticed a technical glitch. The flight, 6E-636, returned back from the taxiway after the pilot made an announcement to deboard. Two IndiGo Planes Come Face To Face Mid-Air In Bengaluru, Narrow Escape For Passengers As Crash Averted.
Tweet by ANI:
Gorakhpur bound IndiGo Airbus 320 Neo aircraft made an emergency landing at Varanasi Airport today, due to technical glitch in the aircraft. The flight was flying from Hyderabad to Gorakhpur. pic.twitter.com/azq16TB9Ba
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 8, 2019
On August 28, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had called an urged meeting with IndiGo and GoAir in wake of several glitches reported by the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines that run Airbus A320 Neo planes. In past few months, no-frill carrier IndiGo and GoAir faced several glitches often leading to grounding and emergency landing.