47 IndiGo flights cancelled after DCGA grounds 11 Airbus 320 neos

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March 14, 2018

IndiGo airlines cancelled 47 flights today after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation grounded 11 Airbus 320 neo planes.

Yesterday morning, a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight from Ahmedabad had to make an emergency landing due to a mid-air engine failure. The Airbus A320 Neo plane carrying 186 passengers landed safely at the Ahmedabad Airport.

March 14, 2018

IndiGo airlines cancelled 47 flights today after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation grounded 11 Airbus 320 neo planes.

Yesterday morning, a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight from Ahmedabad had to make an emergency landing due to a mid-air engine failure. The Airbus A320 Neo plane carrying 186 passengers landed safely at the Ahmedabad Airport.

After observing that there have been 69 Neo engine failures as of September 15, and that the number of cases crossed 100, the DCGA grounded nine IndiGo and three GoAir planes with Airbus 320 engine yesterday.

It is after this move that resulted in IndiGo cancelling 47 flights today.

Due to the cancellation of flights, Delhi-Mumbai flight prices have gone up. A direct flight today would costing Rs 15,000.

IndiGo has 32 Pratt and Whitney engine planes out of which nine of them were grounded, and GoAir has 13 Neo engine planes out of which three were grounded by the DCGA yesterday.

IndiGo released a statement yesterday on the DGCA's decision saying, "We are in receipt of the communication from the DGCA and we shall promptly comply with the directions of the DGCA. Upon implementation of the directive, IndiGo shall have a total of nine A320neo aircraft on ground. The affected passengers would be accommodated on other flights on our network. Safety is our top priority."

On March 1, a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight had to return to Mumbai owing to engine failure. The IndiGo flight 6E-395 en route Mumbai-Kolkata returned over a technical glitch (oil chip in one engine).


Courtesy/Source: India Today