The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator, grounded both Go First’s Mumbai-Leh and Srinagar-Delhi flights on Tuesday due to engine problems, according to officials.
On Tuesday, Go First’s Mumbai-Leh flight was diverted to Delhi due to a fault in engine number 2, according to DGCA officials.
Go First’s Srinagar-Delhi flight also returned to Srinagar after the aircraft’s engine number 2 showed a fault mid-air.
According to officials, the incidents are being investigated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and both the planes will fly only when cleared by the regulator.
There have been several technical malfunctions in planes flown by Indian carriers in the last month. Over the last three days, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has held multiple meetings with airlines and officials from his ministry and the DGCA officials to ensure safety oversight.