Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-ITU, 15 Jul 2019
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Time:c. 10:25 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-ITU
MSN: 7510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 180
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Goa -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Goa International Dabolim Airport (GOI/VOGO)
Destination airport:Ahmedabad-Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD/VAAH)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
IndiGo flight 6E162, an Airbus A320neo, returned to land at Goa, India, after developing unspecified engine problems.
The aircraft landed safely, 55 minutes after departure.

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
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Jul-2019 15:52 harro Added
15-Jul-2019 15:53 harro Updated [Phase]
09-Apr-2023 16:14 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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