New Delhi: A Pratt & Whitney (PW) powered Airbus A320neo plane operated by GoAir was forced to return to Bengaluru while flying to Phuket on Friday due to technical snags.
This is the second incident with the PW powered Airbus A320neo plane in as many days. However, this particular incident was not engine-related, said a senior official of Indian aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
"On Friday, a GoAir aircraft operating between Bangalore and Phuket was involved in air turn back to Bangalore due to "Door Avionics (AFT) Open indication at 10,000 feet," the DGCA official said.
"There was no loss of pressurization (in the cabin). Inspection and rectification is in progress," the official added.
"GoAir flight G8 041 from Bengaluru to Phuket with 173 passengers on board did a precautionary air turn back in the interest of safety due to a technical glitch," a spokesperson of the airline said.
A spokesperson of GoAir said that the flight landed safely in Bangalore before passengers were put on another aircraft for the journey.
"After turn back, the flight landed safely at the Bengaluru airport. The aircraft has since been changed and departed with the passengers for its destination at 10:44 hours," the spokesperson added.