The news that Aviation A2Z broke out involved the Vistara A320neo engine registered as VT-TNF, getting damaged by Tow Truck. Further, the accident occurred when the Vistara A320neo was on Pushback for its Mumbai (BOM) to Kolkata (CCU) flight.
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According to our source, asking for anonymity revealed that the repair involved changing the damaged NO.1 Engine Inlet with a new one. Further, they followed all the procedures mentioned in Structural Repair Manual (SRM) to carry out the maintenance.
Subsequently, the A320neo VT-TNF underwent the landing gear retraction and other important tests at AIESL Hangar. Further, the aircraft underwent a complete structural inspection.
The aircraft got the go-ahead from Vistara engineers, and VT-TNF is back into service on August 3, 2023. The first flight after returning to service is from Mumbai (BOM) to Kolkata (CCU).
What happened to VT-TNF?
According to our confirmed report from Aviation A2Z source, the Vistara Airbus A320neo involved in the incident is having registration as VT-TNF. Further, it is a 5.8-year-old aircraft; Airbus delivered it to Vistara back in Dec 2017.
Further, the accident occurred when the Vistara A320neo was on Pushback for its Mumbai (BOM) to Kolkata (CCU) flight.
During Pushback, the tow truck’s shear pin broke. This occurs due to extreme load during a turn or can happen due to a worn-out pin. Due to the breaking of a sheer pin, the towbar and tow truck went haywire.
The tow truck then moved to the left side, damaging the No. 1 engine. The tow truck is owned by Bird Worldwide Flight Services (BWFS). They are one of the leading airport service providers in the country.
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