NEW DELHI: A Ranchi-bound IndiGo flight returned to Delhi soon after take off on Saturday following a snag. It is learnt the pilots “felt vibration” on getting airborne and decided to bring the Airbus A321neo back to Delhi. Flight tracking sites show the aircraft had taken off at 7.26 am and returned less than an hour later at 8.22 am.

In a statement, IndiGo said: “6E 2172 operating from Delhi to Ranchi returned to Delhi as a precaution due to a momentary technical caution. Aircraft will be back in operations after necessary maintenance. We regret the inconvenience caused to passengers.”
The past few days have seen a number of engine snags. Friday, for instance, was a day of double troubles with two aircraft — one each of IndiGo and Air India — safely returning minutes after take off to the origin airport due to engine snags. While IndiGo’s was a domestic Patna-Delhi flight, AI aircraft was headed from Mumbai to London. IndiGo’s Airbus A320 landed back in Patna after one of its CFM LEAP engines reportedly had an inflight shutdown.

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