A probe has been started into the fire in a Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft after take-off from Patna and two other air incidents, involving the IndiGo and SpiceJet flights, a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Monday.
The aircraft landed safely in Patna and the passengers de-boarded safely. Post-flight inspection showed bird hit, with three fan blades damaged,” the airline had told in a report.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
In another incident on Sunday, a SpiceJet flight for Jabalpur had to return to Delhi due to a pressurization issue, the DGCA official told.
The SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 aircraft with registration no. VT-SUU, operating its flight SG-2962 (Delhi-Jabalpur) was interested in air turn back due to a pressurization snag, he told.
During the initial climb, the crew observed the cabin pressure differential was not building up along with rising in cabin altitude, he told.
The aircraft was leveled off at 6,000 feet, and non-normal checklist actions were carried out but pressurization was not regained an air turn back was initiated, he said.
The aircraft landed safely in Delhi, the official said
In another incident on Sunday, the pilot-in-command of an IndiGo-operated Airbus A320neo plane, VT-ITB, operating flight 6E-6394 from Guwahati to Delhi, decided to take the flight back to Guwahati on a single-engine after the aircraft suffered a bird hit, which resulted in one of the engines getting damaged when the aircraft was at an altitude of 1,600 feet, the official told.
The aircraft could not climb to 6,000 feet. After clearance maintained 2,000 ft and (flight crew) did ECAM (Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor) actions. Engine 01 was shut down per ECAM, he told
The aircraft could not climb to 6,000 feet. After clearance maintained 2,000 ft and (flight crew) did ECAM (Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor) actions. Engine 01 was shut down per ECAM, he told. The aircraft, however, landed back safely at runway 20 of the Guwahati Airport, said.
The ECAM is a system on Airbus aircraft for monitoring and displaying engine and aircraft system knowledge to the pilots. In the vent of a malfunction, it will display the fault and may also display the appropriate steps of the remedial actions.
The official also said that the flight crew initially said a ‘Mayday’ call on board the IndiGo airline’s flight, which was later revoked and changed to Pan Pan call.
IndiGo Airbus A320neo (VT-ITB) operating flight 6E 6394 from Guwahati-Delhi returned to Guwahati airport, due to a suspected bird hit after take-off. All passengers were accommodated on another flight to Delhi, IndiGo said in a statement. A probe has been instituted in all three incidents, the DGCA official told.
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