Vistara's Bangkok-Delhi flight engine fails at IGI Airport, aircraft towed to parking bay

Post Runway vacation, Engine 2 of the Vistara plane was shut down for single-engine taxiing and the aircraft was towed to the parking bay at the Delhi's IGI Airport. 

Vistara's Bangkok-Delhi flight engine fails at IGI Airport, aircraft towed to parking bay

The Bangkok-Delhi Vistara flight UK-122 landed at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday (July 5) on a single-engine. The engine of a Vistara aircraft on way from Bangkok failed after it landed at the Delhi airport but all passengers disembarked safely. The airline said the integrated drive generator (IDG) on the engine developed a "minor" electrical malfunction after it landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. IDG is an electrical generator which provides electricity to an aircraft.

DGCA officials said after vacating the runway, the engine number 2 of the aircraft was shut down as pilots wanted to do single-engine taxiing using engine number 1. However, as engine number 1 failed at the end of the taxi way, a tow truck was brought to take the aircraft to the parking bay.

Also read: DGCA issues show cause notice to SpiceJet, 8 malfunction incidents in 18 days

In a statement, a Vistara spokesperson said "After landing in Delhi, while taxing to the parking bay, IDG on our flight UK122 (BKK-DEL) had a minor electrical malfunction on 05 July, 2022. Keeping passenger safety and comfort in mind the crew elected to tow the aircraft to the bay."

Earlier, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's aviation regulator has issued show cause notice to SpiceJet after eight malfunction incidents in last 18 days. 

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