Vistara plane engine fails after landing at Delhi airport

PTI, July 6, 2022, 6:22 p.m. IST

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New Delhi: An engine on a Vistara plane from Bangkok failed after landing at Delhi airport but all passengers disembarked safely, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday.

The airline said one of the engines developed a “minor” electrical malfunction after the plane landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday.

After clearing the runway, the plane’s number 2 engine was shut down because the pilots wanted to perform a single-engine taxi using number 1 engine, DGCA officials said.

However, as the number 1 engine failed at the end of the taxiway, a tow truck was brought in to take the plane to the parking lot, they said.

All passengers disembarked the plane safely, they said. In a statement, a Vistara spokesperson said: “After landing in Delhi, while taxiing to the parking bay, our flight UK122 (BKK-DEL) experienced a minor electrical malfunction on July 05, 2022. With passenger safety and comfort in mind, the crew elected to tow the aircraft to the bay.

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