Serious incident Airbus A320-271N VT-ITM, 30 Oct 2019
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Time:16:15 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-ITM
MSN: 7053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 182
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Kolkata -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kolkata-Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU/VECC)
Destination airport:Pune-Lohegaon Airport (PNQ/VAPO)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
IndiGo flight 6E862 suffered high engine vibration while climbing through 10,000 feet. The crew reduced thrust of this engine to idle and to reduce vibration. Ground inspection on landing revealed that engine no.1's third stage low pressure turbine had been damaged.

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 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Nov-2019 07:33 Added
01-Nov-2019 07:36 harro Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Apr-2023 16:06 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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