Air India News: Air India A320neo jet makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport after engine shutdown

An Air India A320neo jet, operated by the Tata Group, returned to Mumbai airport just 27 minutes after takeoff after one of its engines quit in flight due to a technical problem, officials said. sources said on Friday. The Air India spokesman said the passengers were flown to Bengaluru after changing planes on Thursday.

The aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, is investigating the incident, sources said. Air India’s A320neo aircraft are powered by CFM’s Leap engines.

Pilots of the A320neo plane received a warning about high exhaust gas temperatures on one of the engines just minutes after the plane departed Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 9:43 a.m.

With that engine shut down, the pilot landed at Mumbai airport at 10:10 a.m., sources said.

Asked about the incident, the Air India spokesperson said: “Air India places safety as the top priority and our crew are well suited to handle such situations. Our engineering and maintenance teams immediately began to look into the matter.”

“The scheduled flight had departed with passengers to Bangalore after a change of aircraft,” the spokesperson added.

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