Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-WGJ, 01 Sep 2018
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Time:c. 06:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-271N
Registration: VT-WGJ
MSN: 7737
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 175
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Bengaluru (Bangalore) International Airport (BLR/VOBL) -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bengaluru (Bangalore) International Airport (BLR/VOBL)
Destination airport:Pune-Lohegaon Airport (PNQ/VAPO)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Go Air flight G8283 returned to land at Bengaluru International Airport, India following an in-flight engine shut down.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320neo, took off at 05:59 hours local time, bound for Pune.
During climbout a vibration developed in engine no.1 (PW1127G), followed by an oil chip detection alarm. The flight crew proceeded to shut down the engine and decided to return to land at Bengaluru.
The approach to Bangaluru was unstable and the aircraft went below the glidepath. The speed was too low and the aircraft entered a low energy state.
The aircraft envelope protections limited the Angle of Attack from exceeding Alpha Max during the final approach and landing.
The aircraft performed a severe hard landing (2.68 g) while the PF was still commanding a full back stick. At the time of touchdown, the aircraft pitch was 10° nose up, Alpha Prot was still active and the speed was 18 kts below VLS.

Unstabilised approach due to improper understanding of automation and thrust management after failure of one of the engines in flight resulted in severe hard landing and consequential damages


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

02-Sep-2018 08:04 harro Added
26-Jan-2020 10:21 harro Updated [Operator]
09-Apr-2023 15:57 harro Updated [Total occupants, Damage, Narrative, Accident report]

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