IndiGo Airbus A320-232 diverts to Hyderabad on fire alert

An Indigo Airbus A320-232, VT-INX performing flight 6E-122 from Bangalore to New Delhi with 99 passengers and 6 crew on board, was en-route near Hyderabad, when an engine fire alert activated. The crew decided to divert to Hyderabad, where the airplane landed safely at 18:20.

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My file photo of VT-INX. Click on image for a larger view.

The flight and technical crew inspected the aircraft and determined the alert to be false. The aircraft resumed its journey to New Delhi after a delay of 2 hours.

IndiGo is the launch customer for the V2500 SelectOne program of engine manufacturer IAE.

Hat tip to Simon Hradecky at AVHerald for the heads up.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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