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IndiGo Delhi-Mumbai flight makes mid-air ‘turn back’

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Budget carrier IndiGo’s Delhi-Mumbai flight had to perform a mid-air “turn back” manoeuvre due to excessive vibration from the aircraft’s engine number two, industry insiders privy to the development said…reports Asian Lite News

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However, an airline official said that the aircraft had suffered a bird hit en-route from Delhi to Mumbai.

The A320 NEO aircraft operated by IndiGo has faced a series of problems earlier with engine vibration being one of them.

Industry sources said that at least 15 cases of mid-air engine problems have been reported in the A320 NEOs operated by IndiGo and GoAir since January.

Engine vibration resulting in mid-air turn backs has emerged as the most common and serious safety issue with the P&W engine powered NEOs of late.

The country’s aviation regulator is said to be examining the incident.

Wednesday’s incident comes days after the budget passenger carrier’s Delhi-Istanbul flight had to be diverted to Kuwait.

The airline that time had said that an engine snag had hit its A320 NEO aircraft which was en-route from Delhi to Istanbul.

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