Mumbai: A Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight was forced to turn back here following a suspected engine failure on Thursday evening.
Confirming the incident, an IndiGo spokesperson said the Mumbai-Kolkata flight 6E-395 returned to Mumbai around 5.45 pm "due to a technical glitch (oil chip in one engine) in the aircraft".
All operating procedures were diligently followed by the cockpit and inflight crew, and there were no casualties, the spokesperson added.
IndiGo reported the matter to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and also initiated its own internal inquiry into the incident.
All passengers were safely deboarded and the flight took off with an alternate aircraft at 7.45 pm.
Updated Date: Mar 01, 2018 22:32 PM