DGCA orders probe after Air Arabia flight's engine failure, emergency landing in Ahmedabad

Published on Jun 07, 2022 03:37 PM IST

The incident took place on Monday when the Chittagong-Abu Dhabi Air Arabia flight suffered an engine failure.

Emergency landing (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Emergency landing (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
By, New Delhi

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday ordered an investigation after an Air Arabia flight, travelling from Chittagong in Bangladesh to Abu Dhabi in the UAE, on Monday made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad airport after the pilot declared ‘Mayday’, suffering an engine failure.

According to a DGCA statement, the Air Arabia flight 3L-062, operating on Airbus A320, experienced No.1 Engine stall on Monday and subsequently, the engine fail ECAM warnings came on as a result of which the crew declared "mayday" and immediately diverted to Ahmedabad. The aircraft landed safely at Ahmedabad, the DGCA said.

The crew carried out ECAM actions."ENG1 was shut down. Crew declared MAY day and diverted to Ahmedabad," the statement read.

"The preliminary investigation will be done by the DGCA in consultation with Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB)," a senior DGCA official told news agency ANI.

A team from the DGCA, Mumbai office, in consultation with the AAIB is being sent to Ahmedabad for preliminary investigation, the aviation watchdog stated.

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