A review into today’s event involving SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai flight being diverted to Karachi due to a malfunctioning fuel indication has been ordered by India’s aviation authority. The aeroplane that landed in Karachi, Pakistan, as a precaution had more than 150 people.
According to aviation officials who spoke to NDTV, this is SpiceJet’s sixth safety-related issue in less than three weeks. In addition to the current fault, the regulator has also been alerted to many previous issues, including two-door warnings, a bird strike, an engine oil leak, and a pressurization issue.
A top Directorate General Of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official stated, “We are worried about the safety of the passengers, and a team has been created to properly examine all the occurrences and submit the report as soon as possible.”
According to the DGCA’s monthly report, SpiceJet had the second-most flight cancellations in May, according to news agency ANI.
Last month, the aviation authority completed the low-cost carrier’s fleet-wide safety audit, which also conducts case-by-case inspections.
The SpiceJet Q400 airliner’s pilot issued a ‘May Day’ distress call and returned to Delhi after smoke was discovered in the cabin just two days before the landing in Karachi.
An earlier SpiceJet flight with 185 people on board made an emergency landing in Patna on June 19 after its left engine caught fire as a result of a bird strike.