IndiGo A320 New Delhi-Patna Gear Retraction Issue

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On January 3, 2024, an IndiGo Airbus A320 bound for New Delhi had to return due to a gear retraction issue.

This article will cover the details surrounding the incident that occurred for IndiGo where the aircrafts landing gear failed to retract.

IndiGo Airbus A320 Gear Retraction Issue


Data Credit: RadarBox

During flight 6E2074 from Patna (PAT) to New Delhi (DEL), after take off the flight had to return to Patna following the gear failing to retract.

As per data from RadarBox, the aircraft departed at 12:49 p.m. local time and returned to the airport shortly after following the pilots being unable to retract the aircrafts landing gear.

The aircraft in question is registered as VT-IFN, a 13 year old Airbus A320ceo that was delivered new to the Indian LCC (low-cost carrier) back on May 14, 2013, according to data from Planespotters. The aircraft has a total seating capacity for up to 180 passengers in an all-Economy class configuration.

Looking at current data from the aircraft, VT-IFN remained on the ground for 24 hours, likely while the airline has the gear issue fixed. The aircraft has since done quite a few more services wit no incident after flying from Patna to New Delhi as flight 6E2134 on January 4 departing at 10:44 a.m. local time.

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