GoFirst’s Mumbai-Leh and Srinagar-Delhi flights have both been grounded due to engine failure. A DGCA official gave this information. DGCA officials said that GoFirst’s Mumbai-Leh flight was diverted to Delhi on Tuesday due to a fault in engine number two. GoFirst’s Srinagar-Delhi flight also returned to Srinagar due to a mid-air malfunction in the aircraft’s engine number 2.
The civil aviation regulator said it is investigating the matter and will proceed only after getting clearance from the DGCA.
GoFirst’s Mumbai-Leh flight was diverted to Delhi after engine number two was reported to have malfunctioned. Similarly, engine number two of the company’s Srinagar-Delhi flight was also directed to return to Srinagar after experiencing a mid-air fault, officials said. . GoFirst did not respond to a PTI-language request for a statement on both the incidents.
In the last one month, many cases of technical faults have come to light in the flights of Indian Airlines. In the last three days, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has held several meetings with airlines, his ministry officials and DGCA officials to ensure safe air travel.