Jul 06, 2022 04:00 pm
Spice Jet in the recent times had multiple incidents of technical malfunctioning causing emergency landing of their aircrafts.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show cause notice to SpiceJet, asking the Indian budget carrier a written explanation on the series of mid-air incidents.
China-bound SpiceJet cargo plane returned to Kolkata on Tuesday due to faulty weather radar. The SpiceJet freighter aircraft of Boeing 737 was scheduled to operate from Kolkata to Chongquing, but after the takeoff it was found that weather radar was unserviceable, according to the spokesperson.
The pilot-in-command decided to return to Kolkata and landed the plane safely there.
“Passenger safety is paramount. Even the smallest error hindering safety will be thoroughly investigated & course-corrected,” Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said in a tweet.
DGCA ordered an investigation into the incident involving the Delhi-Dubai flight where about 150 passengers had to wait for over eight hours in Karachi before a replacement jet arrived.
This is at least the 9th incident of happening on SpiceJet aircraft in the last few weeks forcing emergency landings. On Tuesday, a Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi due to a faulty fuel indicator while its Kandla-Mumbai flight did priority landing in Maharashtra's capital city after cracks developed on its windshield mid-air.