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IndiGo cancels 47 flights after DGCA grounds planes with faulty engines

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has cancelled as many as 47 flights today after the country's regulator DGCA grounded its eight A320Neo planes with faulty & Whitney engines, along with three such of

has cancelled 47 flights across its domestic network on March 13, the announced on its website.

The flights that have been cancelled are from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, and Guwahati, among others.

The of Civil ( DGCA) cracked the after an flight bound for returned to Ahmedabad within 40 minutes of its getting airborne due to a mid-air engine failure yesterday.

Citing safety of operations, the Director of the DGCA, in the March 12 order, said that fitted with PW1100 engines beyond ESN 450 have been grounded with immediate effect.

Three other IndiGo A320Neo planes have been on the ground since February following similar engine problems.

Yesterday, hundreds of passengers were stranded across the country as dozens of flights were cancelled by IndiGo and following the grounding of 11 planes.

IndiGo operates about 1,000 flights daily.

IndiGo carries about 40 per cent of domestic flyers, while has a market share of around 10 per cent.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 09:30 IST