AirAsia India A320 near Chandigarh on Jun 9th 2019, engine stall prompts hijack alert

Last Update: June 11, 2019 / 20:50:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 9, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
I5-715

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Srinagar, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SXR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An AirAsia India Airbus A320-200, registration VT-SXR performing flight I5-715 from Delhi to Srinagar (India) with 175 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 80nm west of Chandigarh (India) when the left hand engine (CFM56) stalled prompting the crew to select the emergency code into the transponder and descend the aircraft. The crew inadvertently selected the code for unlawful interference into the transponder prompting (military) ATC and emergency services to activate the hijack protocols. The crew soon after corrected their mistake and explained what happened and requested to return to Delhi, however, the aircraft was redirected to Chandigarh where emergency services and police awaited the aircraft landing on single engine about 40 minutes after leaving FL340.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Chandigarh for about 26 hours, then positioned to Delhi and returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 9, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
I5-715

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Srinagar, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SXR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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