Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-ITG, 02 Apr 2019
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Time:c. 05:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-271N
Owner/operator:IndiGo Airlines
Registration: VT-ITG
MSN: 6868
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 185
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Pune Airport -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pune-Lohegaon Airport (PNQ/VAPO)
Destination airport:Nagpur-Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (NAG/VANP)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
IndiGo flight 6E134 was climbing out of FL150 when a sudden loud bang sound was heard by the crew, followed by engine no. 1 stall and high EGT over limits. The flight turned back and landed at Pune. There are damages to LPT stage 3 blades of engine no. 1 (PW1127G).
The aircraft was repaired and resumed service on April 12.

Probable Cause of the Incident
The incident was caused by failure of LPT 3rd stage blades in flight as the blade material lacked crack growth resistance and damage tolerance to withstand any impact from material that may have liberated upstream.


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

Revision history:

19-Apr-2019 19:13 harro Added
09-Apr-2023 17:13 harro Updated [Total occupants, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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