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DGCA orders probe after Air Arabia crew declare Mayday

By Shefali Kohli -- June 07, 2022 3:24 pm

New Delhi [India], June 7: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday ordered an investigation in a matter of Air Arabia, after the crew of the Air Arabia flight declared a Mayday and made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad Airport.

"The preliminary investigation will be done by DGCA in consultation with Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB)," said a senior DGCA official.

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In a statement, DGCA said that on Monday Air Arabia A320 Aircraft A6-AOT operating flight 3L-062 (Chittagong-Abu Dhabi) experienced No.1 Engine Stall and Engine Fail ECAM warnings came on.

The crew carried out ECAM actions.

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"ENG1 was shut down. Crew declared Mayday and diverted to Ahmedabad," reads the statement.

"Aircraft landed safely at Ahmedabad. Team from DGCA, Mumbai office In consultation with AAIB is being sent to Ahmedabad for preliminary investigation, it further read.

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Meanwhile, Mayday is basically an emergency landing used internationally as a distress signal in voice-procedure radio communications.

-PTC News

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