Indigo A20N enroute on Mar 24th 2019, intermittent engine vibrations

Last Update: May 7, 2019 / 17:20:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-895

Destination
Guwahati, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ITJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Indigo Airbus A320-200N, registration VT-ITJ performing flight 6E-895 from Amritsar to Guwahati (India), stopped the climb out of Amritsar at FL290 and continued to Guwahati maintaining FL290. The aircraft landed safely in Guwahati about 2.5 hours later.

India's AIB reported the crew received ECAM indications of high vibrations on the #2 engine (PW1127, right hand), that were intermittent. N2 vibrations reached up to 7 units. After landing a borescopic inspection was performed and found damage to the blades of stages 7 and 8 of the high pressure compressor. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.

The occurrence aircraft had suffered problems with the left hand engine on Mar 1st 2019, see Incident: Indigo A20N at Mumbai on Mar 1st 2018, engine shut down in flight.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-895

Destination
Guwahati, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ITJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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