News Patiala:- An Indigo flight carrying 181 passengers and 8 crew members made an emergency landing at Patna airport on Friday morning after one of its engines failed. The flight, which was en route to Delhi, took off from Patna at 8:40 a.m. and landed safely at 9:11 a.m.
According to Patna Airport Authority, the engine failure was reported three minutes after take-off. The pilot of the flight, Captain Sanjeev Kumar, was able to safely land the plane using the remaining engine.
There were no injuries reported among the passengers or crew members. However, some passengers reported feeling scared and confused during the emergency landing.
The cause of the engine failure is still under investigation. However, Indigo Airlines has said that the plane was fully maintained and that the pilots followed all safety procedures.
This is the second time in recent months that an Indigo flight has experienced engine trouble. In May, a flight from Kolkata to Delhi was forced to make an emergency landing in Patna after one of its engines failed.
Indigo Airlines is India’s largest airline and operates a fleet of over 200 aircraft. The airline has a good safety record, but this incident is a reminder that even the safest airlines can experience mechanical problems.