Wednesday, November 29, 2023

SpiceJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Smoke in Cockpit

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Passengers exited safely using the emergency exit when the plane touched down. A DGCA representative said that one passenger received minor foot scrapes when they exited the plane.

As many as nine planes were diverted on Wednesday night following the incident at approximately 11 p.m., according to a Hyderabad airport official. There were 86 people onboard the Q400 aircraft VT-SQB.

One of the SpiceJet passengers tweeted a picture of the smoke-filled cabin along with two videos showing the plane’s emergency landing at Hyderabad Airport.

SpiceJet has recently had operational and financial challenges, and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has already increased its monitoring of the airline (DGCA). Additionally, the regulator has instructed the airline to run only 50% of its scheduled flights through October 29.

The DGCA official stated that the issue is being looked into on Thursday.

“On October 12, a SpiceJet Q400 flying from Goa to Hyderabad successfully landed at its destination after smoke was spotted in the cabin as it descended. After safely disembarking, passengers “a spokeswoman for an airline stated.

The DGCA representative said that smoke found in the cockpit and cabin caused the jet to make an emergency landing.

Due to a number of mishaps affecting SpiceJet’s flights, the DGCA ordered SpiceJet to fly a maximum of 50% of its flights that were allowed in the summer schedule for a period of eight weeks.

The limitations were extended last month until October 29.

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