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.