Indigo A320 at Delhi on Oct 28th 2022, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: October 29, 2022 / 16:10:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-2131

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Bangalore, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IFM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Indigo Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IFM performing flight 6E-2131 from Delhi to Bangalore (India) with 177 passengers and 7 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Delhi's runway 28 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 45 knots over ground) due to the failure of the right hand engine (V2527) that emitted lots of sparks. The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron.

Delhi Police reported there were 184 people on board, who were not evacuated.

Passengers reported the crew announced some malfunction with the right hand engine.

A replacement Airbus A320-200N registration VT-IJW reached Bangalore with a delay of about 3 hours.

On Oct 29th 2022 India's DGCA reported preliminary investigation results show the right hand engine surged causing loud noise and streaks of flames and sparks in the engine exhaust. There were no injuries.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-2131

Departure
Delhi, India

Destination
Bangalore, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IFM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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