An Airbus plane operated by IndiGo faced an “engine stall” warning for a few seconds as it flew into wake turbulence caused by a Boeing 777 aircraft that flew from the opposite side.
The mid-air incident happened on IndiGo’s Guwahati-Mumbai flight that was operated by an Airbus 320 ceo plane on Monday, August 29.
An Airbus A320 operated by IndiGo experienced an uncommon occurrence while passing over the Guwahati to Mumbai route at a height of about 36,000 feet. The captain detected an Engine 1 stall warning signal that suddenly disappeared.
An official reported that IndiGo flight 6E-6812 briefly experienced an engine 1 stall warning signal as a result of a larger jet of a Boeing 777 aircraft travelling in the opposite direction of IndiGo’s A320 aircraft and creating “Wake Turbulence” mid-air.
Commenting on the development, an official said the warning signal appeared for a moment due to the presence of a bigger jet of Boeing 777 aircraft passing in the opposite direction. However, despite the warning, the flight landed safely at the Mumbai airport.
Wake turbulence is a disturbance in the atmosphere that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air. It includes a variety of components, the most significant of which are wingtip vortices and jetwash.
All aircraft produce wake turbulence more correctly called wingtip vortices or wake vortices. Wake vortices are formed any time an aerofoil is producing lift. Lift is generated by the creation of a pressure differential over the wing surfaces.