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SpiceJet flight makes an emergency landing again – sixth incident in 3 months

SpiceJet flight makes an emergency landing again – sixth incident in 3 months
  • SpiceJet aircraft flying from Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing at Karachi airport due to technical fault, today.
  • The airline has arranged another aircraft from Mumbai to pick up the passengers at Karachi airport and take them to Dubai at 1:30 p.m.
  • This is the sixth such incident for the airline in the last three months.
SpiceJet SG-11 flight, which was flying from Delhi to Dubai, made an emergency landing in Karachi (Pakistan) after developing a technical fault. However, all passengers on board are safe, according to news agency ANI.

The airline has arranged another aircraft from Mumbai to pick up the passengers at Karachi airport and take them to Dubai at 1:30 p.m.

“On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely at Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked. No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. Passengers have been served refreshments,” said a SpiceJet official.

This is the sixth such incident for the airline in the last three months. Just a few days back, on July 2, a Jabalpur bound SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing in Delhi airport after smoke was discovered in the cabin as it was flying at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Yet, all its passengers were safe.

The frequency of ‘safety incidents’ of SpiceJet have become a cause for concern. Two incidents were reported on June 19 alone — a Delhi-bound flight carrying over 185 passengers caught fire soon after take off from Patna airport and had to make an emergency landing. The airline clarified that a bird hit had damaged their fan blades.

In the month of May, SpiceJet came in second in terms of flight cancellations, according to a report by regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The notorious top spot is occupied by Gurugram-based Fly Big airline.

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