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Rajahmundry-Chennai IndiGo flight suffers "engine failure",

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

An aircraft with 47 passengers suffered a mid-air shut down of one of its engines, forcing it to make an at the airport here, a said Monday.

The city-bound flight of the from Rajahmundry in landed under full emergency conditions Sunday evening and all passengers disembarked safely, airport authorities said.

"There was loss of in the one of the engines which led to its mid-air failure and the subsequent emergency landing of the plane," the of Civil (DGCA) told

"Worse, despite loss of oil, the pilot chose to do a go-around instead of landing directly," the said, adding the regulator has begun its probe into the incident.

When contacted, sought to downplay the incident, terming it a "technical glitch".

"flight 6E7123 which was operating (on November 4), on Rajahmundry-Chennai route suffered a technical glitch in one of its engines just before landing at Chennai", an said in a statement.

The aircraft landed safely, it added.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:20 IST