Patna: In yet another incident, an Indigo flight en route from Patna to Delhi had to make an emergency landing at Patna Airport on Wednesday. The flight, numbered 6E-2074, experienced a technical glitch immediately after takeoff from Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport. Swift action by the pilot averted a potential disaster as the defect was identified shortly after departure.
According to the report, the pilot promptly informed air traffic control (ATC) about the technical fault and sought permission for an emergency landing. Following the declaration of emergency landing protocol, the plane safely descended with the assistance of the fire brigade and medical team at the airport. All passengers were safely deboarded, and efforts are underway to rectify the technical flaw in the aircraft.
Bihar | IndiGo Patna-Delhi flight, after departure returned to Patna due to a technical problem, today. The aircraft landed back safely at the airport: Patna airport director— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2024
It’s worth noting that the timely detection of the defect played a crucial role in preventing a potential accident. The director of Patna airport assured the media that the passengers would be accommodated on another flight while a technical team thoroughly examines the aircraft. Once the necessary repairs are completed, the aircraft will undergo a comprehensive technical inspection before resuming its operations.
This incident marks the second emergency landing involving an Indigo flight on the Patna-Delhi route. In August of the previous year, another Indigo flight had to make an emergency landing at Patna airport due to engine failure, emphasizing the importance of stringent safety measures in air travel.
Furthermore, a similar incident occurred in June when an Indigo flight traveling from Delhi to Dehradun had to make an emergency landing due to a technical glitch in the engine shortly after takeoff from Indira Gandhi International Airport.