Engine failure on 2 go first flights, both planes grounded


New Delhi, July 19

Officials said Go First’s Mumbai-Leh flight and Srinagar-Delhi flight suffered engine failure on Tuesday and both the aircraft were grounded by aviation regulator DGCA.

Officials said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is investigating the incidents and both the planes will take off only after getting approval from the regulator.

DGCA officials said Go First’s Mumbai-Leh flight was diverted to Delhi on Tuesday due to a fault in engine number two. Go First’s Srinagar-Delhi flight also returned to Srinagar after a fault in the air between the aircraft’s engine number 2.

GoFirst did not respond to PTI’s request for a statement.

There have been several technical glitches in aircraft flown by Indian carriers in the past one month. In the last three days, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has held several meetings with airlines and officials of his ministry and DGCA officials to ensure safety.