The Indian Government is set to hold a review meeting on 8 January to discuss the recent incident where an IndiGo Airbus A320neo aircraft suffered engine failure mid-flight.

The meeting will be held between India’s Ministry Of Civil Aviation and related stakeholders, including IndiGo, engine maker Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and Airbus.

India’s Civil Aviation secretary R N Choubey was quoted by Press Trust of India (PTI) as saying: “Ministry has taken serious note (of the incident) and we will review it on Tuesday.”

At the time of the incident, which took place on 3 January, the aircraft was en route to Kolkata from Chennai.

“The crew followed the normal operating procedures and asked for a priority landing.”

The flight stalled mid-air with a ‘loud bang’ with sparks from it and smoke, resulting in heavy vibration.

The incident forced the plane powered by engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) to return mid-way to Chennai.

According to IndiGo, the return was caused by ‘technical caution’ noted by the crew.

In a statement, IndiGo said: “The crew followed the normal operating procedures and asked for a priority landing. There was no engine shutdown and no emergency landing was declared as per the report.”

India’s aircraft investigation body Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) had already sent a team to Chennai to evaluate the incident.

Since the introduction of A320neo aircraft powered by P&W engines into its fleet in 2016, IndiGo has been facing problems with such engine issues.