PUNE: A GoAir flight carrying 169 passengers, including the cabin crew from Bengaluru to Pune returned to Bengaluru on Saturday morning as the flight made an emergency landing due to mid-air failure of the engine. According to the airline authorities, an alternative aircraft was made available for Pune Airport.
Flight number G8 283 was scheduled to depart from Bengaluru at 5.45 am and scheduled to arrive at Pune airport at 7.05 am. But the flight was delayed for around 2 hours 27 minutes and departed from Bengaluru at 8.08 am and arrived at 9.32 am.
The aircraft which has got a new engine is witnessing several similar cases from the last few months.
Several passengers used social media to vent their ordeal. One of the passengers wrote on his tweeter account, “Today morning GoAir plane took off from Bangalore Airport for Pune and once airborne the pilot brought the plane back to Bangalore Airport. Major noise reported by the passengers. Sir are these airlines ever doing any proper maintenance and who is responsible for checking.”
According to a source, the aircraft made a u-turn mid-air after the pilots got a warning of engine vibration which was followed by oil chip detection alarm in the first engine.
The first engine had to be shut down mid-air before the aircraft made an emergency landing.
“Flight G8-283 BLR - PNQ suffered a technical glitch. As a standard operating procedure, the captain returned back to Bengaluru. Post landing, all passengers were cared for and accommodated on alternate flights. GoAir sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers. GoAir is committed to the highest degree of safety of passengers and its own crew members and the crew operated within the established guidelines to provide for safe travel,” read a statement released by GoAir.
According to a source, the aircraft made a u-turn mid-air after the pilots got a warning of engine vibration which was followed by oil chip detection alarm in the first engine. The first engine had to be shut down before the aircraft made an emergency landing.