New Delhi, November 5: A major mishap was averted on Monday after an IndiGo flight 6E 7123 operating on Rajahmundry-Chennai route developed a technical problem. According to a tweet by ANI, the incident took place during the final approach while landing at Chennai airport. Reports inform that a full emergency was declared at the Chennai airport as the aircraft did a go around and finally landed. All passengers onboard are reported to be safe.
Reports informed that IndiGo said in a statement that the pilot was forced to send the distress call after the aircraft suffered a technical glitch while landing. The flight eventually landed at the airport after conducting a go around. Two IndiGo Planes Come Too Close, Narrow Escape For Passengers as Mid-Air Mishap Averted.
IndiGo flight 6E 7123 operating on Rajahmundry-Chennai route developed a technical problem during the final approach while landing at Chennai airport. A full emergency was declared at Chennai airport as the aircraft did a go around and finally landed. All passengers safe.
— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2018
In the last week, IndiGo's Kolkata-bound A320 neo plane returned to Lucknow, with initial inspection showing that the aircraft suffered bird strike, according to the airline. An IndiGo spokesperson said the aircraft that was involved in the air turn back to Lucknow airport was powered by PW1100G-JM engines.
On November 1, several passengers had a narrow escape when two IndiGo planes came too close mid-air. The mishap was averted following swift action by an official at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower in Kolkata, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) informed.