Vistara flight to Bhubaneswar returns to Delhi after technical snag

by IANS |

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) A Vistara flight to Bhubaneswar returned to Delhi airport on Monday following a technical snag.

As per aviation regulator DGCA, Vistara's A320 aircraft operating flight UK-781 from Delhi to Bhubaneswar was involved in an air turnback due to a hydraulic system issue. The plane made a priority landing at the Delhi airport, an official said, adding that a probe will be initiated.

Officials said that there were nearly 140 passengers onboard the plane which landed safely at Delhi airport.

On January 3, an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Phuket was diverted back to Delhi due to a technical snag shortly after takeoff.

As per a recent information by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, total 2,613 technical snag related occurrences have been reported by various airlines in the country in the last five years. According to the data, Indigo topped the list with 885 such incidents while Spicejet and Vistara reported 691 and 444 technical snag-related occurrences respectively, between the years 2018 and 2022.

As per a written reply to a Parliamentary question, the government had said that an aircraft may experience technical snags due to malfunctioning of components/equipment fitted on the aircraft which require rectification by the airlines for continued safe, efficient, and reliable air transport service. "These technical snags are reported by the flight crew on receiving an aural/visual warning in the cockpit or an indication of an inoperative/ faulty system or while experiencing difficulty in operating the aircraft," the reply said.

Latest News
Bihar: Man arrested under POCSO Act Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 04:47 PM
Bihar: Man arrested under POCSO Act Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 04:47 PM
Follow path shown by Guru Ravidass: Punjab CM Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 04:44 PM
Ethiopian PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since peace deal Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 04:14 PM
Delhi: Acquitted in Chhawla gang rape case, man, his aide arrested for murder Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:58 PM
Avalanche in Afghanistan kills 2, injures 3 Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:42 PM
Grenade blast near Sunny Leone's fashion show venue in Imphal Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:40 PM
Congress in Kerala says 'no' to hartal Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:38 PM
Samsung's new XR headset may be a stand-alone device Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:15 PM
Self-defence training for girls: Rs 184 cr allocated, TN schools want more money Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:10 PM
5 dead in Chile forest fires Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 03:01 PM
KIYG gives the feel of international events, says U21 hockey star Sharda Tiwari Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 02:49 PM
Logistics startup FarEye lays off 90 employees, 2nd job cut in 8 months Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 02:40 PM
BJP names candidates for 2 Pune Assembly bypolls Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 02:33 PM
PM Modi to visit poll-bound Karnataka, inaugurate various projects Sat, Feb 04, 2023, 02:24 PM