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Scare for Indigo passengers after pilot sends distress call just before landing in Chennai

Hindustan Times | By
Nov 05, 2018 11:22 PM IST

The pilot of an Indigo flight from Andhra Pradesh’s Rajahmundry city to Chennai was forced to send a distress call after the plane suffered a technical glitch on one of its engines, the country’s largest domestic airline has said.

The pilot sent the distress call after the plane suffered a technical glitch.(Reuters File photo)
The pilot sent the distress call after the plane suffered a technical glitch.(Reuters File photo)

The engine of the aircraft shut down on the final approach while landing at the Chennai airport forcing the pilot to declare a Mayday on Sunday. A full emergency was declared at the airport as the aircraft did a go around or aborted landing on its final approach.

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“An IndiGo flight 6E 7123 operating on Rajahmundry-Chennai route suffered a technical glitch on one of its engines just before landing at Chennai. The aircraft landed safely,” the country’s largest domestic airline said in a statement.

Last week, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision at the border airspace of India and Bangladesh.

It said the possible collision of the IndiGo planes was averted with only 45 seconds to spare after the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower in Kolkata instructed one to turn right and move away from the other one that had come at the same level.

One aircraft was going to Guwahati from Chennai and the other to Kolkata from Guwahati.

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