New Delhi, May 20: An A320neo plane of Tata Group-run Air India returned to the Mumbai airport just 27 minutes after take-off after one of its engines shut down mid-air due to a technical issue.
The passengers were flown to the destination Bengaluru after a change of aircraft on Thursday, said an Air India spokesperson.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation is conducting an investigation into this incident. The A320neo planes of Air India have CFM's Leap engines on them. The pilots of the A320neo plane received a warning about high exhaust gas temperatures on one of the engines just minutes after the aircraft's departure from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 9.43 am.
With that engine being shut down, the pilot landed back at the Mumbai airport at 10.10 am, as per information.
The Air India spokesperson said: "Air India accords top priority to safety and our crew are well adept at handling these situations. Our engineering and maintenance teams had immediately started looking into the issue."