An IndiGo flight traveling from Lucknow to Abu Dhabi encountered a hydraulic system issue, compelling it to make an unscheduled emergency landing at Delhi Airport on Saturday, according to sources.
The flight, identified as 6E 093, had approximately 150 passengers on board. As of now, there has been no official statement from IndiGo regarding the incident.
In recent times, IndiGo has experienced several emergency landing situations. Just last month, on August 23, an IndiGo aircraft departing from Varanasi was compelled to make an unscheduled stop in Delhi due to a hydraulic failure. During that incident, a full emergency was declared at Delhi Airport, and the flight had 160 passengers on board.
In another incident reported in September, an IndiGo plane flying from Bhubaneswar to Delhi had to return to Biju Patnaik International Airport after one of its engines encountered issues following a bird strike. There were 180 passengers on the Bhubaneswar-Delhi flight.
Aside from technical difficulties, in a separate incident, an IndiGo flight bound for Ranchi from Mumbai had to land in Nagpur due to a medical emergency. During this incident, a 62-year-old passenger suffering from chronic kidney disease and tuberculosis began vomiting blood on board. The aircraft made an unscheduled stop in Nagpur, and the passenger was rushed to a government hospital but was tragically declared deceased after landing.