Delhi-bound IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Bhubaneswar

Indigo Flight

An IndiGo flight from Bhubaneswar to Delhi made an emergency landing at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Monday morning after one of its engines experienced a technical issue as a result of a bird strike.

According to BPIA director Prasanna Pradhan, IndiGo aircraft 6E-2065 from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi took off around 7:50 a.m. from Bhubaneswar airport. However, after around 10-15 minutes of flight, the pilot discovered a technical fault in one of the engines and was forced to land again. There were 180 people on board.

“The snag may have happened after a bird hit one of the engines. The pilot then brought the plane back to the airport without any issue. The flight ahs been grounded,” said Pradhan.

According to a passenger on board, when the airplane hit a mechanical hitch, many passengers panicked but were reassured by the pilot of their safety. “But the pilot asked us to be calm and landed the flight safely,” said the passenger.