A Chennai-bound Indigo flight safely returned to Delhi airport within an hour of take-off on Saturday night following a snag in the engine, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Sunday.
“An IndiGo Delhi-Chennai flight (6E-2789) safely returned to Indira Gandhi International Airport within an hour of take-off on Saturday night following a snag in engine and the flight made a safe emergency landing with over 230 people on-board,” DGCA said in the statement.
Indigo Airlines said that the aircraft landed safely and is undergoing necessary inspection and also an alternate aircraft was provided for the passengers to be flown to Chennai.
Aviation authorities and IndiGo are working diligently to investigate the incident and address any concerns to ensure the continued safety of all passengers.
“IndiGo flight 6E 2789 from Delhi to Chennai returned to its origin due to a technical issue. The aircraft landed safely and is undergoing necessary inspection. An alternate aircraft was provided for the passengers to be flown to Chennai. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers,” the statement added.
-With Agency Inputs