GoAir Airbus A320neo Returns To Delhi After Pilots Take Off Without Charts


Indian carrier, GoAir, returned to Delhi International Airport mid-flight after crew noticed that no navigation charts were on board. The Airbus A320-200N, registration VT-WJA, performing flight G8-38, was an hour and 15 minutes into its route to Bangkok before crew members realized that there were no charts. AV Herald reports that the new VT-WJA was assigned to conduct only domestic routes, but due to maintenance issues, there was a last-minute swap, which caused the aircraft to take flight for Thailand. Returned flight The switch hindered the supply of the charts to the cockpit of the low-cost carrier’s newly assigned aircraft. While en route at FL350 about 270nm east-southeast of Indira Gandhi International Airport, the crew decided to head back to their departure airport. A GoAir spokesperson said that for safety purposes, the pilot decided to make a U-turn to receive the documents. “All aircraft are equipped with these charts for navigational purposes at airports. This particular aircraft was recently delivered to GoAir and normally dedicated to operating within India on domestic routes,” the spokesperson said. 


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