A GoAir Airbus A320 Neo plane had to return to Delhi soon after take off on Saturday. The Male-bound A320 Neo reportedly had a snag in one of its engines soon after take off. Twin-engine aircraft can land safely on one engine and this Neo operating G8-033 also did same at IGI Airport.
Flight number G8033 which was travelling from Delhi to Male reported engine failure midair and returned to Delhi airport. Flight Number 285 travelling from Goa to Delhi was forced to land at Goa airport after fire was reported from the cargo area.
A PW spokesman said the lastest snag was not a case of “engine failure”. “Upon arrival, all required troubleshooting steps were performed. Aircraft was declared serviceable and post successful idle run carried with nill fault message.”
Airbus A320 Neo aircrafts has been facing engine trouble from quite some time in India. Recently, domestic operator IndiGo was forced to ground 9 A320 Neo aircrafts due to non-availability of spare engines from Pratt & Whitney.
On October 15, an IndiGo Neo one engine failed aoon after it took off from Bangalore for Ahmedabad following which it returned to safely land in Bangalore on one engine. The engine had to be replaced.