Indigo A20N at Kolkata on Oct 30th 2019, engine stalled

Last Update: April 1, 2020 / 14:52:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-862

Destination
Pune, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ITM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Indigo Airbus A320-200N, registration VT-ITM performing flight 6E-862 from Kolkata to Pune (India), was climbing through about 8000 feet out of Kolkata when the crew received a stall indication for the left hand engine (PW1127G), worked the related checklists and returned to Kolkata for a safe landing about 16 minutes after departure.

India's DGCA was prompted by this and two further similiar incidents in the two days before to perform an inspection of the Indigo aircraft and instruct the airline to replace 16 engines. In a similiar move the DGCA instructed GoAir to replace 13 engines, too.

India's DGCA reported on Mar 31st 2020, that the occurrence wsa rated a serious incident and is being investigated. A post flight inspection revealed damaged blades of the right hand engine's low pressure turbine stage 3.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-862

Destination
Pune, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ITM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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