An Indigo flight today on its way from Hyderabad to New Delhi, made an emergency landing in Nagpur, following an in-flight shut down of one of its engines. The news people are hyping it up as usual as a 'close shave' and 'raising questions on the standards of safety being maintained in India' Seriously? According to initial reports the Pilot observed unusually high vibrations in one engine, and shut it down as a precaution ( Which is SOP, Standard operating procedure ). Any and nearly all Twin engined commercial aircrafts today are designed for ETOPS. ( Stands for Extended Time of Operation on Single Engine ). One of the crucial reasons why the Boeing 777 has been given trans Atlantic/ trans Pacific operations allowance is because of this. It has a ETOPS rating of 180 minutes, or 3 hours on single engine. Similarly for the A320, it has a ETOPS of 1 hour or more ( need to check ). However what the Pilot did was correct. Since there was a destination to divert to nearby, he did the sensible thing to land the aircraft. However this is no way raises question about safety. Something could have been ingested by the engine that caused the excessive vibrations. In-flight Shut downs happen, and unless during landing or take off, or in bad weather, can be handled like a routine problem. I just dint like the way the media was simply hyping up all this. Air Travel is safe, why? because its been trial and error for a whole century now, and a lot of lessons have been learnt. An old, badly maintained aircraft has the same chance of crashing as a badly piloted one. In fact not to bash pilots, but most accidents are due Pilot error. A lot of factors go into play with human error, so its not always the Pilot by himself/herself responsible. Peace.