A SpiceJet plane, which took off from Delhi and was headed to Dubai, made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday. All passengers aboard are safe.
The SpiceJet SG-11 flight had to make an emergency landing due to a technical fault. “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,” read a statement from a spokesperson.
“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. A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai,” it added.
“The crew operating Boeing 737-8 MAX (VT-MXG) as SG-011 (Delhi- Dubai) observed unusual fuel quantity reduction from the left tank. They carried out relevant SOPs, but the fuel quantity kept on decreasing. The pilot in command decided to divert the flight to Karachi. The aircraft diverted in coordination with ATC and landed safely in Karachi. No emergency was declared. During the flight inspection, no visual leak has been observed from the left main tank,” said the official.
On July 2 of the same month, there was a problem with SpiceJet’s plane. Then the plane going from Delhi to Jabalpur had an emergency landing. Then smoke was seen rising in the cabin. It has been informed by SpiceJet’s spokesperson that after take-off of the flight, when the aircraft reaches an altitude of 5 thousand feet, smoke was seen in the pilot’s cabin. After this, the plane was landed back at Delhi Airport.
On June 25, the SpiceJet flight SG-3724 flying from Bihar’s Patna to Assam’s Guwahati was forced to return to the bay after the take-off as the fuselage door warning light was illuminated. Subsequently, the take-off was rejected and the aircraft returned to the bay. Reportedly, the flight was carrying a Minister along with 100 passengers. None of the passengers suffered any injury as the flight landed safely. Arrangements for a fresh take-off on a different aircraft were made for the passengers of the aforesaid flight.
Last month, on June 19 also, there was a problem with the SpiceJet plane. This plane was also going from Delhi to Jabalpur. There was a problem with its cabin pressure. Due to this, the plane was brought back to Delhi. On the same day, another SpiceJet plane had malfunctioned. This plane was coming from Patna to Delhi. It caught fire in the wing.