A Tigerair Airbus A320 left engine cowling fell off on 17 October, when the aircraft was on a Singapore-Chennai flight.

The low-cost carrier says flight TR2638 took off from Changi International airport for Chennai at 20:46 local time, and was forced to return to Changi at 23.20 local time, after the cowling of its left engine fell off.

“A mayday call was made as a precaution and in order for the pilot to secure priority for landing and the necessary ground assistance. The situation remained calm throughout and the flight landed safely in Singapore,” adds Tigerair. "We are currently working closely with the authorities to investigate the incident."

The airline adds that none of the 172 passengers on board were injured.

Flightglobal's Fleets Analyzer lists the A320 with registration 9V-TRH as a 2013-vintage model, and leased from Avolon Aerospace.

Tigerair operates a fleet of 24 A320-family aircraft.

Source: Cirium Dashboard