Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-WGT, 07 Mar 2019
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Time:c. 12:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-271N
Registration: VT-WGT
MSN: 8382
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 128
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Lucknow -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Patna Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport (PAT/VEPT)
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
GoAir flight G8150, an Airbus A320neo suffered a no.2 engine (PW1127G) malfunction and diverted to Lucknow, India.
The aircraft was en route between Patna and Delhi at FL380 when the ENG1 HEAT SYSTEM FAULT came on followed by an ENG1 OIL LOW PR warning. Engine no.1 was shut down. The pilot declared PAN PAN to ATC and diverted to Lucknow.
The aircraft landed safely at Lucknow. After landing during inspection oil traces were observed on the exhaust area nozzle, tail cone, drain mast & TR cowl area underneath drain mast.

Probable Cause of the Incident
The IDG oil pump drive gear shaft assembly fractured during engine operation as its resonance response to certain engine operating conditions resulted in a high cycle fatigue fracture. This fracture of IDG oil pump drive gear shaft assembly and consequent damages to other MGB components resulted in various ECAM fault including Engine Oil low pressure and subsequently to engine failure and IFSD (Commanded).


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Mar-2019 19:28 harro Added
27-Mar-2019 09:05 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2023 17:19 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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