IndiGo flight 6E395, an Airbus A320, returned to land at Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India after suffering engine issues on departure.
The aircraft took off from runway 27 at 18:39 hours (13:09 UTC). It circled back and performed a safe landing back on runway 27 at 18:58.
Initially, local media reported that the engine issues were a result of bird ingestion.
The Times Group reported that IndiGo said that the flight had to return to Mumbai “due to a technical glitch (oil chip in one engine) in the aircraft”. At the same time, there were strong vibrations and compressor stalls in engine no. 1.
Vibration, compressor surge and stall and chip captions are all symptoms associated with engine bird ingestion. ge and stall and chip captions are all symptoms associated with engine bird ingestion.
“IndiGo has reported this incident to DGCA and has also initiated an internal enquiry on the incident,” the airline said.
All passengers were safely deboarded and the flight took off with an alternate aircraft with a total delay of one hour and 50 minutes, IndiGo said.