New Delhi, August 30
"IndiGo flight 6E-6812 witnessed an engine 1 stall warning signal for a moment on Monday due to a bigger jet of Boeing 777 aircraft passing in the opposite direction of IndiGo's A320 aircraft, which creates 'Wake Turbulence' mid-air," an official told ANI.
Soon after witnessing wake turbulence by emirates Boeing's (B-777) big plane, the IndiGo's aircraft was cruising generally to its destination without any difficulty. A Mumbai-bound IndiGo plane took off as per schedule from Guwahati airport at around 6:32 am in the morning.
According to sources, the 'wake turbulence' arose due to the large jet aircraft crossing in the opposite direction of the Indigo aircraft.
According to the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA), the largest US-based transportation agency, it is clearly mentioned that sometimes the wake turbulence can be negligible or sometimes it can be disastrous.
"A wake turbulence encounter can range from negligible to catastrophic. The impact of the encounter depends on the weight, wingspan, size of the originated aircraft, distance from the originated aircraft, and point of vortex encounter," FAA said on wake turbulence.
In addition, during FAA wake turbulence, pilots are always prepared for turbulence in the sky and the role of the pilot is very important in dealing with the conditions at that time, "Wake turbulence can impose rolling moments exceeding the roll-control authority of encountering aircraft, causing possible injury to occupants and damage to aircraft. Pilots should always be aware of the possibility of a wake turbulence encounter when flying through the wake of another aircraft, and adjust the flight path accordingly," Flight Safety of FAA read.
The airline's company has reported the incident to India's aviation regulatory body, Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA), about the incident and there was no damage to the plane and passengers.
IndiGo declined to make any official comment on the above incident.
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
Delhi teen stabbed, bludgeoned to death by boyfriend in full public view; accused arrested
The accused, identified as 20-year-old Sahil, arrested from ...
Your responsibility to take care of law and order: Kejriwal tells Delhi L-G over Shahbad Dairy murder
The 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death allegedly by her b...
Wrestlers will be allowed to protest at any suitable place other than Jantar Mantar: Delhi Police
This comes a day after the Delhi Police clear the sit-in sit...
IAF aircraft makes precautionary landing near Bhind in MP
No casualty reported
Hoshiarpur-born Chaman Lal becomes Birmingham’s first British-Indian Lord Mayor
Very proud moment for me and our family, as a son of an army...