A Go Airlines (India) Ltd. aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

GoAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Hyderabad

A GoAir flight to Patna made an emergency landing in Hyderabad today, nearly 30 minutes after it took-off from Bengaluru, due to a technical snag, one person aware of the development told BloombergQuint.

The flight G8 373—an A320Neo model—with 180 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 10.40 a.m. because there was an unusual disturbance in the aircraft, the person said requesting anonymity.

While GoAir confirmed the emergency landing of the aircraft due to technical glitches, its spokesperson said all the passengers were safe. They were accommodated on an alternative flight to Patna, the spokesperson said in an emailed statement to BloombergQuint.

But the technical issues were not related to the engine, the spokesperson later told BloombergQuint over the phone. The flight was not having a Pratt & Whitney engine, the spokesperson said without giving any further details.

The Pratt & Whitney engine-run aircraft have been facing glitches with several instances of mid-air shutdowns and in-flight vibrations.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had temporarily grounded A320 Neos in 2018 but was gradually lifted after Airbus and Pratt & Whitney assured of fixing the problems. InterGlobe Aviation-operated IndiGo and GoAir operate Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A320 planes.

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