A Pune-bound GoAir flight made an emergency landing at the Bengaluru airport on Saturday due to a major snag mid-air. The flight G8-283 was scheduled to fly from Bengaluru to Pune when its engine developed a snag.
GoAir in a statement said that after the glitch, the flight was returned to Bengaluru as per the standard operating procedure. "Flight G8-283 BLR - PNQ suffered a technical glitch. As a standard operating procedure the Captain returned back to Bengaluru. Post landing, all passengers were cared for and accommodated on alternate flights. GoAir sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers. GoAir is committed to the highest degree of safety of passengers and its own crew members and the crew operated within the established guidelines to provide for safe travel," GoAir said in a statement.
As per reports, the when the plane was midair, the pilots were informed of the vibration in an engine. The vibration led to the oil chip detection alarm. The engine was finally shutdown while the plane was still mid-air.