LONDON – An IndiGo flight bound for Phuket, Thailand has made a precautionary return to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport following a hydraulic system problem, according to local news sources.
IndiGo Flight 6E-1763, operated by Airbus A321neo registered VT-ILM, has departed Indira Ghandi International Airport (IGI) at around 6.25am local time before making a return to the departure airport approximately an hour later.
The aircraft landed without incident.
According to local news source Times of India, a senior official from the aviation regulatory body, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated that “flight 6E-1763 was involved in air turnback due to loss of hydraulic green system.”
The DGCA spokesman added that the low hydraulic level and low system pressure warnings were triggered during the flight, resulting in the precautionary return to Indira Gandhi International Airport.
In a statement issued by the airline, IndiGo confirmed the incident and advised that a replacement aircraft had been arranged to take the scheduled service to Phuket, Thailand:
“The aircraft returned back to Delhi for necessary maintenance. An alternate aircraft is being provided to the passengers for the flight to Phuket,” the airline advised.
IndiGo, is an Indian low-cost airline headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size, with an approximately 57% domestic market share as of October 2022.
IndiGo is also the largest individual Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried, and the fourth largest carrier in Asia.
The airline has carried over 300+ million passengers as of November 2022.