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Mumbai-Singapore Indigo flight carries out an ‘overweight landing’ at Nagpur airport


Radhika Dhawad | Jan 2, 2020 9:10

An Indigo flight from Mumbai to Singapore was diverted to Nagpur following a suspected oil leak in the early hours of Wednesday. The Airbus 320Neo, fitted with a Pratt and Whitney engine, took off from Mumbai at 2:12 am and landed at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur after a suspected fuel leakage problem in the central tank post 40 minutes of being in the air.

However, another aircraft was brought in from Hyderabad and passengers were flown to Singapore in it after four to five hours. As per Mumbai Mirror, a senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official confirmed the incident and said, “A discrepancy of 800 kgs of fuel was noticed and overweight landing was carried out. On inspection, no fuel leak was found. The right centre tank transfer valve was found stuck in an open position, due to which fuel discrepancy happened.”

On November 25, the DGCA had barred Indigo from operating the Airbus A320 and 321Neo aircraft with turbine blades built with titanium, which are prone to damage and lead to a midair engine shutdown.

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