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IndiGo Delhi-Mumbai flight makes mid-air 'turn back'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

IndiGo's Delhi-flight had to perform a mid-air "turn back" manoeuvre due to excessive vibration from the aircraft's engine number two, industry insiders privy to the development said on Friday.

However, an official said that the had suffered a bird hit en-route from to on Wednesday.

The NEO operated by has faced a series of problems earlier with engine vibration being one of them.

Industry sources said that at least 15 cases of mid-air engine problems have been reported in the operated by and since January.

Engine vibration resulting in mid-air turn backs has emerged as the most common and serious safety issue with the P&W engine powered of late.

The country's regulator is said to be examining the incident.

Wednesday's incident comes days after the budget passenger carrier's Delhi-flight had to be diverted to

The that time had said that an engine snag had hit its NEO which was en-route from to



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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:22 IST