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For the past several days, technical flaws in SpiceJet planes are coming to the fore. Due to this, in many cases, the planes had to make emergency landings. SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 freighter cargo plane’s weather radar stopped working on Tuesday. The flight was going from Kolkata to Chongqing in China, but the plane was sent back to Kolkata after the weather radar failed. The plane made a safe landing in Kolkata.
This is the eighth incident of a technical snag in a SpiceJet aircraft in the last 17 days. On Tuesday, technical glitches were revealed in two more SpiceJet planes. The DGCA had started an investigation into both these incidents. Apart from this, the investigation of the last five incidents is also being done. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sent a show cause notice in view of the continuing security lapses in SpiceJet planes.
Two more accidents happened on Tuesday
Before the accident in the cargo plane, two accidents kept happening in two SpiceJet flights on Tuesday. The first case is of Delhi-Dubai flight. In this, a fault was detected in the indicator of SpiceJet’s aircraft going from Delhi to Dubai. After this the flight had to make an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan. All the passengers on the flight are safe. The airline said in its statement – SpiceJet B737 flight number SG-11 was going from Delhi to Dubai.
At the same time, another plane of SpiceJet has made a priority landing in Mumbai. Its windshield had cracked in the wind. According to the DGCA, there was a crack in the windshield of SpiceJet’s Q-400 aircraft at an altitude of 23 thousand feet. After this, it was decided to immediately land the Kandla-Mumbai flight at the Mumbai airport.
Smoke started rising from Delhi-Jabalpur flight
Earlier on Saturday (July 2), SpiceJet flight number SG-2962 going from Delhi to Jabalpur was landed in Delhi. When smoke appeared in the cabin of the Delhi-Jabalpur flight, the plane was at an altitude of 5000 feet. This flight took off from Delhi airport at 6:15 am. Within minutes, smoke started filling the aircraft.
On Saturday, smoke started filling the Delhi-Jabalpur SpiceJet flight due to some reason. This flight was brought back to Delhi.
Similar incident happened in Patna also.
On June 19, in Patna too, sparks started coming out in the left wing of the SpiceJet aircraft during takeoff. After this, its emergency landing was made in Patna itself. In the initial investigation, a case of bird hit was revealed. There were 185 passengers on board the plane.
At the time of emergency landing in Patna on June 19, 185 passengers were on board the plane.