Indigo A320 at Patna on Jun 30th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine stall prompts evacuation

Last Update: June 30, 2017 / 17:02:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 30, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-508

Departure
Patna, India

Destination
Delhi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IFC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
VEPT

A Indigo Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IFC performing flight 6E-508 from Patna to Delhi (India) with 174 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Patna when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed due to a failure of the left hand engine (V2527). The aircraft slowed safely, smoke appeared in cabin and cockpit prompting the crew to initiate the evacuation of the aircraft via slides. No injuries are being reported.

The airline reported the aircraft rejected takeoff at low speed due to a suspected engine stall. A replacement aircraft is being positioned to Patna to carry the passengers to Delhi.

India's DGCA have opened an investigation into the occurrence.

Metars:
VEPT 301400Z 00000KT 3500 HZ SCT018 FEW030 BKN100 30/27 Q0995 NOSIG=
VEPT 301330Z 00000KT 3500 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 31/27 Q0995 NOSIG=
VEPT 301300Z 00000KT 4000 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 31/27 Q0995 NOSIG=
VEPT 301230Z 22003KT 4000 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 31/28 Q0994 NOSIG=
VEPT 301130Z 16003KT 3500 HZ SCT018 SCT100 35/27 Q0993 NOSIG=
VEPT 301100Z 16003KT 3500 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 33/26 Q0993 NOSIG=
VEPT 301030Z 20010KT 3500 TSRA SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 35/27 Q0993 TEMPO 1500 TSRA=
VEPT 301000Z 20008G18KT 4000 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 36/27 Q0993 TEMPO 1500 TSRA=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 30, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-508

Departure
Patna, India

Destination
Delhi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IFC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
VEPT

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