An Air India A320neo plane returned to Mumbai airport 27 minutes after takeoff due to a technical issue with one of its engines, according to sources on Friday.
As of Thursday, the passengers had been transferred to a different plane and arrived in Bengaluru, according to an Air India spokesperson.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is conducting an investigation into this incident, according to sources.
On Air India’s A320neo aircraft, CFM’s Leap engines power the aircraft.
Just minutes after taking off from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 9.43 a.m., the A320neo’s pilots received a warning about excessive exhaust gas temperatures in one of the engines.
The pilot returned to Mumbai’s airport at 10.10 a.m. after shutting down that engine, according to reliable sources.
After the incident, an Air India spokesman explained that the airline prioritizes safety and that its crew is “well-versed” in dealing with such situations.
Right away, our Engineering and Maintenance departments got to work on the problem.” As a result of a plane swap, the scheduled flight to Bengaluru had already taken off with passengers on board.