Vistara flight UK-122 landed in Delhi from Bangkok. Then engine failed

Updated on Jul 06, 2022 06:04 PM IST

In June, Vistara was fined ₹10 lakh for allowing a co-pilot to land an aircraft at Indore in Madhya Pradesh despite not having the requisite training in a simulator.

Vistara Airlines (REUTERS File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Vistara Airlines (REUTERS File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Reported by Neha Tripathi | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

The engine on a Bangkok-Delhi Vistara flight - an Airbus A320 - failed shortly after it landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday evening, an airline statement said. Vistara said flight UK-122 had an uneventful flight and touched down safely on runway 10 at IGI.

"Post runway vacation engine #2 was shut down for single-engine taxiing... at the end of runway 'K', engine #1 failed. ATC was informed and a tow truck was requested. Subsequently the aircraft was towed to the parking bay."

In June, Vistara was fined 10 lakh for allowing a co-pilot to land an aircraft at Indore despite not having the requisite training in a simulator. The airline apologised for the 'regrettable violation'.

Earlier today SpiceJet - which has reported multiple technical and mechanical issues with its flights over the past few days - was given a notice by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The notice was served after confirmation that yesterday a China-bound SpiceJet cargo plane was forced to return to Kolkata because of a faulty weather radar.

Also yesterday two other SpiceJet planes - reported problems; a Delhi-Dubai flight made an emergency landing in Pakistan and the outer pane of the windshield of a Kandla-Mumbai flight cracked mid-air.

A third incident involved a Go First Delhi-Patna flight forced to return.

READ | 2 SpiceJet flights, one Go First face tech snag: Here's what happened

Today the DGCA referred to 'poor internal safety oversight and inadequate maintenance actions' resulting in 'degradation of safety margins', and gave SpiceJet three weeks to reply.

A SpiceJet spokesperson said the airline had completed audit programs for recertification in October last year and are 'regularly audited by the DGCA'.

READ | SpiceJet responds to DGCA notice on snags, says 'committed to safety'

"All flights of SpiceJet are conducted in compliance with applicable DGCA regulations," the spokesperson said.

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