• search
For New-delhi Updates
Allow Notification  

Air India flight forced to return to Newark after engine trouble


New Delhi, Apr 5: A Mumbai-bound Air India flight from Newark Liberty International Airport with over 250 persons on board was forced to return and make an emergency landing today due to a serious engine problem, sources said.

The pilot, however, made a safe landing, they said.


"The flight had taken off for Mumbai at around 1650 hours (US time) and landed back at Newark (US) after being airborne for about two hours due to violent vibrations in one of the engines of the Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft", Air India sources told PTI here.

An Air India spokesperson confirmed the incident and said the passengers are being adjusted in its Delhi flight.

The aircraft was at a height of 29,000 feet when the vibrations occurred, the sources said.

"After landing one of the blades of the engine was found fractured due to stress and this resulted in violent vibrations," they said.

Sources said the pilot's prompt action averted a disaster.

The pilot had to dump some 60 tonnes of fuel and keep the engine idle for a safe landing under the "serious" situation, the sources said.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more