Hard landing Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-WGB, 08 Feb 2017
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Time:14:03 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-271N
Registration: VT-WGB
MSN: 7074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 193
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR/VOBG)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
GoAir flight G8557, an Airbus A320neo with 187 passengers and 6 crew returned back to Delhi immediately after liftoff due to engine problems.
Just when the aircraft wheels lifted off the ground, the Master Warning came ON along with the ECAM message of Low Oil Pressure (RED) followed by 'Engine #1 Fail'. The crew followed the ECAM actions and gave a "Stand-by" call to Delhi ATC for receiving further instruction. Thereafter in 20 seconds a "PAN PAN PAN" call was given by the crew and they informed ATC about their decision to turn back.
The crew carried out a safe overweight single engine landing at Delhi airport on runway 28 and taxied safely to the parking bay.

The cause of the incident was an error during assembly stage as the PMA Rotor was incorrectly installed on gearshift which over the period of time generated FOD and eventfully resulted in to chip warning and subsequently, engine shut down.
The misinterpretation of the MEL by the operator regarding flight hours for the release of aircraft with chip warning caused the engine to fail In-flight is a contributory factor.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

24 Feb 2018 VT-WGB GoAir 0 near Leh Airport (IXL/VILH) unk


Revision history:

17-Feb-2017 16:47 harro Added
17-Feb-2017 17:40 harro Updated [Source]
12-Dec-2017 18:28 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:28 harro Updated [Source]
13-Jul-2018 19:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Oct-2018 14:38 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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