Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-IZC, 08 Sep 2019
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Time:c. 05:55 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-IZC
MSN: 8459
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 144
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Varanasi -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD/VOHS)
Destination airport:Gorakhpur Airport (GOP/VEGK)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
IndiGo flight 6E6316, an Airbus A320neo, diverted to Varanasi, reportedly after suffering engine problems.

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 9 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

12-Sep-2019 16:43 harro Added
12-Sep-2019 16:44 harro Updated [Location]
09-Apr-2023 16:13 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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