New Delhi: Snags in the Indian air carriers currently in mid-air are a common affair. Go First’s Mumbai-Leh and Srinagar-Delhi flights today developed technical issues in their engines and, consequently, both planes were grounded safely, as per the officials.
The route of Go First’s Mumbai-Leh flight was changed to Delhi as some faults emerged in engine number 2 on Tuesday, DGCA officials said. Go First’s Srinagar-Delhi flight also returned to Srinagar due to some fault discovered in the aircraft’s engine number 2 while it was in mid-air.
The civil aviation regulator added a probe is on regarding this matter and aircraft will get the green signal to fly after the clearance from the DGCA.
In the last month, issues with technical faults in Indian planes’ engines and other difficulties were noticed. Sometimes, planes have to land at other destinations. Over the last three days, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has conducted several meetings with officials from his ministry and the DGCA officials to discuss safety issues.
According to the Union Minister, even minor mistakes that endanger passenger safety will be thoroughly investigated and corrected.
A lot of negativity has emerged against the Indian air carriers following multiple incidents of snags in the air. An IndiGo flight from Sharjah to Hyderabad was forced to land in Karachi airport a few days ago due to technical issues with the plane.
Diversion of air carriers and emergency landings at new destinations take place on a regular basis.
The DGCA also issued a show cause notice to SpiceJet for failing to provide a safe, efficient, and reliable journey following numerous incidents of faults on SpiceJet planes in the previous month.