DGCA Orders Investigation After Air Arabia Crew Declare Mayday and Made Emergency Landing at Ahmedabad

According to the DGCA, on June 6, Air Arabia A320 Aircraft A6-AOT, which was flying flight 3L-062 (Chittagong-Abu Dhabi), encountered No. 1 Engine Stall and Engine Fail ECAM warnings.

Highlights

  • Air Arabia flight called a Mayday and made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad Airport.
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation launched a probe.
  • The crew had to make a "MAYDAY" call because of the warning light, and the plane was authorised to make an emergency landing at the airport, according to officials.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation launched a probe on Tuesday after the crew of the Air Arabia flight called a Mayday and made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad Airport.

"The preliminary investigation will be done by DGCA in consultation with Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB)," a senior DGCA official stated.

According to the DGCA, on June 6, Air Arabia A320 Aircraft A6-AOT, which was flying flight 3L-062 (Chittagong-Abu Dhabi), encountered No. 1 Engine Stall and Engine Fail ECAM warnings. ECAM operations were carried out by the crew.

After one of the engines "stalled" mid-flight and the engine failure alert came on, the aeroplane landed at the Ahmedabad airport at roughly 9:25 p.m. on Monday (June 6), they added. The crew had to make a "MAYDAY" call because of the warning light, and the plane was authorised to make an emergency landing at the airport, according to officials.

According to them, none of the passengers or crew members were hurt, and the plane landed safely. According to the statement, "ENG1 was shut down. The crew declared MAY day and diverted to Ahmedabad”. It went on to say, “Aircraft landed safely at Ahmedabad. A team from DGCA, Mumbai office, in consultation with AAIB is being sent to Ahmedabad for preliminary investigation”.

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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