A Bangalore-bound Air India flight made an emergency landing in Mumbai on Friday just 27 minutes after taking off as one of the engines shut down mid-air due to a technical issue. 

 “Air India Mumbai-Bengaluru flight AI-639 was involved in an air turn back after engine number 2 had an inflight shutdown (IFSD) due to an engine stall and some other snags,” a DGCA official said in a statement, The News Minute reported. 

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The pilots of the A320neo plane received a warning in the cockpit about high exhaust gas temperatures on one of the engines just minutes after the aircraft’s departure from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 9.43 am on Friday. After the engine shut down, the pilot landed back at the Mumbai airport at 10.10 am.

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“Soon after take-off, the pilots received a warning in the cockpit indicating extremely high exhaust gas temperatures and a stall warning for the right-hand side engine,” a source told the Times of India. 

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When asked about the incident, an Air India spokesperson told PTI, “Air India accords top priority to safety and our crew are well adept at handling these situations. Our Engineering and Maintenance teams had immediately started looking into the issue.”

“The scheduled flight had left with passengers to Bengaluru after a change of aircraft,” the spokesperson added.

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The flight, which was scheduled to land in Bangalore at 11 am, arrived at the destination at 2.40 pm.

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation is conducting an investigation into this incident.