Indigo A20N at Chennai on Jan 3rd 2019, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: February 27, 2019 / 16:14:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-923

Destination
Kolkata, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ITW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Indigo Airbus A320-200 Neo, registration VT-ITW performing flight 6E-923 from Chennai to Kolkata (India) with 136 people on board, was climbing through FL230 out of Chennai when an engine (PW1127) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame followed by severe vibrations. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Chennai for a safe landing about 45 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration VT-IHJ reached Kolkata with a delay of 4.5 hours.

India's DGCA have opened an investigation into the occurrence.

On Jan 17th 2019 India's AIB reported the aircraft was climbing through FL210 when there was a loud bang and sparks as well as an engine stall and engine overheat indication. The aircraft returned to Chennai. The right hand engine suffered internal damage. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by India's AIB.

On Feb 27th 2019 the NTSB added that the engine received damage to the low pressure turbine stage 3 blades.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-923

Destination
Kolkata, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ITW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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