Mumbai-bound SpiceJet flight SG 3324 (Mumbai-Kandla) windshield cracked during cruise at FL230. The crack occurred on the outer pane of the P2 site. The aircraft was arriving from Kandla, Gujarat.
On 5th July 2022, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft
Talking about the incident, SpiceJet’s representative reported, “On 5th July 2022, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft was operating SG 3324 (Kandla – Mumbai). During cruise at FL230, P2 side windshield outer pane cracked. Pressurization was observed to be normal. The aircraft landed safely at Mumbai international airport.”
SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai flight
Earlier in the day, SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator began malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated.
- The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating Tuesday’s incident, along with the previous 5 incidents, the officials reported.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft — which was heading from Delhi to Dubai — began showing remarkable fuel quantity reduction from its left tank when it was mid-air, they told. Therefore, the plane was delayed to Karachi, they reported.
When an inspection was accomplished at the Karachi airport, no visual leak was observed from the left tank, said.
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
An official of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCCA) revealed that the SpiceJet aircraft has made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport after developing a technical fault after it departed New Delhi for Dubai.
“The pilot of flight no SG 11 contacted the control tower while flying over Pakistan airspace and told the aircraft had developed some technical fault. He asked for an emergency landing. He was approved land on humanitarian grounds,” the PCAA official confirmed.
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He stated there were approximately 100 passengers on the flight.
In a report on Tuesday, SpiceJet earlier stated, “On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft working flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft disembarked safely at Karachi and passengers were safely landed.”
“No emergency was announced and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier information of any malfunction with the aircraft,” it said.
Passengers have been served refreshments, it stated, adding that a replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi airport that will take the passengers to Dubai.
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