A Delhi-bound Vistara flight from Bangkok landed on a single-engine at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Tuesday. All passengers were informed to be safe.”Bangkok-Delhi Vistara flight- Flt UK-122 (BKK-DEL) landed at Delhi airport on Tuesday (July 5) on a single-engine.
Post Runway vacation Engine 2 was closed down for single-engine taxiing. ATC was reported and the aircraft was towed to the parking bay. The matter was informed to DGCA,” officials told
Talking on the matter, a Vistara spokesperson stated, “after landing in Delhi, while taxing to the parking bay, our flight UK122 (BKK-DEL) had a minor electrical malfunction on July 5. Keeping traveler safety and comfort in mind the crew elected to tow the aircraft to the gulf.”
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Earlier today, Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave a show-cause notice to SpiceJet following eight technical malfunction incidents involving the airline’s planes in the last 18 days.
SpiceJet has failed to “establish safe, efficient and reliable air services” under the terms of Rule 134 and Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, the notice is given by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated.
“The review (of the incidents) transpires that poor internal safety oversight and inadequate maintenance actions (as most of the incidents were related to either component failure or system-related failure) have resulted in degradation of the safety margins,” it said. The DGCA has issued the airline three weeks to reply to the notice.
“Financial assessment carried out by DGCA in September 2021 has also informed that the airline is operating on ‘cash-and-carry’ (model) and suppliers/approved vendors are not being paid regularly, leading to a shortage of spares and frequent invoking of MELs (minimum equipment lists),” the notice read.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
Reacting to the DGCA notice, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia asserted that passenger safety is paramount.
“Even the smallest error hindering safety will be thoroughly investigated and course-corrected,” the minister stated in a tweet. At least eight incidents of technical malfunction have taken place on SpiceJet planes in the last 18 days.
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