Bengaluru-Bangkok Indigo flight makes emergency landing in MyanmarStaff Writer | February 13, 2019
More than 100 passengers were inconvenienced on Tuesday after a Bangkok-bound flight leaving from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru had to make an emergency landing at the Yangon International Airport in Myanmar.
Asia The Indigo flight had reported an oil pressure warning
Indigo in a statement said, “An IndiGo flight 6E075, operating Bangalore-Bangkok route experienced an oil pressure warning on one of its engines.
The aircraft is an A320 aircraft powered by V2500 engine.
Our pilot followed the laid down procedure and landed the aircraft safely in Yangoon,”
“The affected engine is currently being investigated and the further course of action will be determined accordingly,” IndiGo added.
However, it also said the snag was not noticed in the aircraft during an earlier flight.
While alternative arrangements were made to take the 129 passengers from Yangon to Bangkok, those on the Bengaluru-bound flight from Bangkok were left stranded.
Indigo cancelled the Bangkok-Bengaluru flight leaving more than 50 passengers waiting with no other direct flights available to leave for Bengaluru.
The airline, further stated, “IndiGo has already rebooked all 129 passengers to Bangkok on other airlines and initiated rebooking of all the passengers on the flight from Bangkok back to Bangalore.
IndiGo will provide accommodation to passengers as required.”
Meanwhile, the airline is suffering a shortage of pilots which have led to the cancellation of more than 30 of its flights without or little notice affecting passengers.
Passengers have alleged that the disruption of its services is forcing them to buy last minute alternative arrangements at exorbitant prices. ■