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GoAir flight develops mid-air vibrations, grounded at Mumbai

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

It was no less than a nightmare for 160 passengers onboard flight 319, as the plane, fitted with engine, developed high vibrations in its engine mid-air.

The Delhi-bound Neo had to be grounded back at in on Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, a technical glitch had developed and the rectification work is in progress. After landing, all passengers were immediately accommodated on to another for their journey to

"The crew operated within the established guidelines to provide for safe travel. is committed to the highest standards of safety of passengers and its own crew members," said GoAir in a statement.

On January 8, the Ministry of Civil led by MoS Jayant Sinha had conducted a three-hour-long meeting with 320 (Neo) (PW) engine makers and other stakeholders including Indigo, and of Civil (DGCA).

During the meeting, a proposal was put forth to implement fixed and stringent directives for engines at the earliest.

The Ministry discussed several issues of Pratt & Whitney engines based on the incidents experienced by India's industry in the recent past and sought for the DGCA to issue directives for Airbus Pratt & Whitney engine aircraft.

In the meeting, discussions were also held seeking Pratt & Whitney to submit an engine status report to the DGCA in the coming days.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:21 IST