Cebu Pacific A333 near Mumbai on Jun 29th 2016, engine problem
Last Update: July 2, 2016 / 16:54:28 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported the crew indicated engine problems, without further specification, as cause for their diversion to Mumbai. Fellow passengers observed streaks of flame from the engine. After landing the passengers were initially kept on board for a couple of hours while attempts to "fix" the engine were underway, finally passengers were provided with a meal, more a snack, and after about 7 hours on board of the aircraft disembarked and after another long wait to clear India immigration finally were taken to a hotel. Passengers report they were still in Mumbai two days later.
The airline reported that 252 passengers were taken to Manila on flights by other carriers in the meantime, the remaining passengers are estimated to arrive in Manila by Jul 2nd 2016.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Mumbai about 86 hours after landing.
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