Bengaluru: GoAir, on Sunday, September 2, announced that one of its Bengaluru-Pune flights suffered a technical glitch mid-air and it returned to Bengaluru as it is the standard procedure to do so during such cases.

Image result for latest images of Pune-bound flight suffers mid-air technical glitchAround 169 passengers on board, Saturday’s disrupted flight have all been accommodated on alternate flights, said the airline spokesperson.

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It was reported that the pilots got a warning about vibration in one of the engines which led to an oil chip and eventual shutdown.

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The flight in question is an Airbus A320 fitted with Pratt and Whitney (P&W) engines, the airline spokesperson.

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Following this incident, the Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has grounded several A320 planes with P&W engines that are being operated by low-cost carriers IndiGo and GoAir.

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This incident comes just after a week of the report from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on the grounding of the A320 neo planes as sought out by Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

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The numbers regarding the number of flights grounded have reached up to 60 out of which, 41 are from Indigo and 19 are from GoAir.

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