Mumbai: Aviation regulator DGCA has initiated a preliminary investigation into the JetLite plane engine failure, which led to an emergency landing of the aircraft at the city airport here, sources said.
"We have begun a preliminary probe into the (JetLite plane) incident," Directorate General of Civil Aviation sources said.
The initial probe involves a general inspection of the aircraft and the engine, etc, sources said, adding that the preliminary findings will be submitted to the authorities soon.
A JetLite flight with 144 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Mumbai Airport yesterday barely half-an-hour after its take off for Ahmedabad, due to engine failure.
The JetLite flight 9W1625, with 114 passengers on board, took off at 5.47 AM yesterday but landed back at 6.20 AM due to port side engine failure, airport officials had said.