Delhi-bound IndiGo flight with 181 passengers makes emergency landing at Bihar's Patna airport

Aug 04, 2023 11:08 AM IST

IndiGo flight 6E 2433 makes an emergency landing at Patna airport, said the airport director on Friday.

A Delhi-bound IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at the Patna airport on Friday after one of its engines became inoperative. The aircraft made the landing shortly after taking off from the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport.

An Indigo aircraft.(File)
An Indigo aircraft.(File)

“An Indigo flight on Patna–Delhi route returned to its origin due to a technical issue. Three minutes after its departure, the pilot reported one engine inoperative. The aircraft landed safely at 9.11am. As per the pilot, no further assistance was required. All operations are normal here," an airport official said.

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The IndiGo flight 6E 2433 was carrying 181 passengers and eight crew. All passengers are safe.

The report of the incident comes days after a Dehradun-bound IndiGo flight carrying 108 passengers made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi after it developed a technical snag, according to officials. The flight landed safely and no one was injured in the incident, police said. IndiGo officials refuted reports claiming the emergency landing was due to an engine failure.

"The emergency landing was not due to any fire or engine failure. It was due to a technical issue," they said.

On Monday, an Air India Express flight with 154 passengers from Tiruchirappalli to Sharjah made a precautionary landing at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Monday due to technical reasons.

The airport authority declared a full emergency at the International Airport after the flight departed from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu at around 10:45am.

The flight landed safely at Thiruvananthapuram at around noon, an Air India spokesperson said. The airline also said there were 154 passengers on the flight and that it was a precautionary landing.

"Flight IX613, operating between Tiruchirappalli and Sharjah on 31 July 2023, made a precautionary landing at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The decision was taken due to a technical snag post-takeoff. The airline clarifies that this was not an emergency landing. We regret the inconvenience caused to guests on board. Our team is making alternative arrangements for their travel,” the Air India Express spokesperson said.

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