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GoAir Delhi flight returns to Mumbai after mid-air engine vibrations

There were 168 passengers on board the A320neo plane

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

There were about 169 passengers on board when the flight developed a snag | File Photo

A Pratt & Whitney-engine powered A320neo plane of returned to the city due to "high engine vibrations" after an hour of its take-off for Thursday, a source said.

The plane, which had 168 passengers on board, made a safe emergency landing at the here at 12.15 pm, he said.

The is out of operations, he added.

When contacted, a said its flight G8319 made a turn back to due to a "technical glitch".

"flight G8319 departed for from the at 10.17 am. However, mid-air, one of the engines experienced high vibrations, forcing the pilot to seek ATC's permission to return to Mumbai," the source said.

The safely landed back at the here under emergency conditions at 12.15 pm, the source added.

"Flight 319 (Mumbai-Delhi) returned to after the take-off due to a technical glitch. Post-normal landing, all passengers were immediately accommodated on to another aircraft for their journey to Delhi," GoAir said in a statement.

There were 168 passengers on board the A320neo plane, the said.

The crew operated within the established guidelines to provide for safe travel, it said adding the (snag) rectification work is in progress.

A query sent to P&W on this issue was awaited.

This is the first incident of US-based firm manufactured jet engine experiencing in-flight vibrations after the government giving a clean to these engines on following a stakeholders meeting in New on Tuesday.

Significantly, the clearance to the P&W engines came a day after the US firm announced extending sponsorship for an event being hosted jointly by the civil and commerce ministries,industry lobby

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 17:55 IST