Daily Archive: March 12, 2018

IndiGo Flight Returns To Ahmedabad After Engine Failure; All 186 Passengers, Crew Safe

MUMBAI Mar 12: A mid-air engine failure forced an IndiGo flight bound for Lucknow to return to Ahmedabad, where it made an emergency landing this morning, an official said.

The Airbus A320 Neo plane, which had 186 passengers on board, landed safely, Ahmedabad Airport director Manoj Gangal said. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Neo engines, returned to Ahmedabad after being airborne for over 40 minutes, he said.

“At around 9.38 am.the pilot of the aircraft reported the failure of the second engine and requested to return the flight to the Ahmedabad airport,” Mr. Gangal said.

Subsequently, a full emergency was declared to enable the aircraft’s safe landing, he said. There were 186 passengers on board, he added.

A response to the incident was awaited from IndiGo.

Rare species of vulture brought to Odisha zoo

Bhubaneswar: A rare species of endangered vulture, which was rescued from Baripada in Mayurbhanj district, was brought to Nandankanan Zoological Park here.

The species identified as Himalayan griffon vulture is around 5 years old at age. It has been kept in quarantine at campus of the zoo. The gender of the vulture is yet to be identified. With the species, the total number of vultures is now four at Nandankanan.

According to reports, the vulture had fallen into ground after a long flight for searching food. The forest officials rescued the scavenging bird of prey and sent it to Nandankanan zoo, on outskirts of Bhubaneswar, on Sunday.

Such species of vulture is usually found in the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau.

Earlier, Himalayan griffon vultures were rescued in different locations including Puri, Pipili, Brahmagiri and Balasore and brought to Nandankanan.