“Right engine of Mumbai-bound IndiGo aircraft develops snag at Goa Airport while proceeding to the runway, passengers disembark with help of Navy rescue team,” Goa airport director, SVT Dhananjaya Rao, said.
As the engine snag was detected, a Navy team was called in to help rescue the passengers, said Goa airport director. The aircraft was taken to the taxi bay by the Navy teams for necessary inspection. The Goa airport is a part of the Navy’s INS Hansa base. After the flight’s arrival at the airport, inspections were carried out in the aircraft and the “warning was confirmed as spurious”, IndiGo said in a statement.
The incident comes two days after a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight from Delhi suffered a “false cargo smoke warning”. The aircraft, carrying more than 160 people, landed safely at the airport.
Aviation regulator DGCA said it would probe the incident.
The pilots of the flight had declared ‘May Day’ suspecting smoke in the cargo hold. Later, the ‘May Day’ call was cancelled and the flight landed safely, PTI reported.