A SpiceJet plane arriving from Goa made an emergency landing at Hyderabad airport on Wednesday night after smoke was observed in the cabin and cockpit and aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing the incident, according to officials.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The plane landed safely and passengers disembarked through the emergency exit. One passenger sustained minor scratches on the feet while disembarking from the aircraft, a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)official told.
A Hyderabad airport official stated there were 86 passengers onboard the Q400 aircraft VT-SQB and that due to the emergency landing, as many as nine flights were diverted on Wednesday night after the incident at around 11 pm.
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A passenger on board the SpiceJet flight shared their experience by tweeting a photo of the smoke-filled cabin and 2 videos of the flight making the emergency landing at Hyderabad Airport.
SpiceJet flight has been facing operational and financial headwinds in current times, and it is already under enhanced surveillance by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The regulator had also directed the airline to operate only 50 percent of its total flights till October 29.
Goa to Hyderabad
“SpiceJet Q400 aircraft operating from Goa to Hyderabad landed safely at its destination on October 12 after smoke was observed in the cabin during descent. Passengers were safely disembarked,” an airline spokesperson told.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official, the plane made an emergency landing due to smoke observed in the cockpit and cabin.
On July 27, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) directed SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 percent of its flights, which were approved in the summer schedule for 8 weeks owing to a series of incidents involving its flights. Last month, the restrictions were extended till October 29
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