Sunday, January 06, 2019

SpiceJet Delhi-Hong Kong flight on 737 MAX faces one engine shutdown

After Airbus 320 (neos), new Boeing 737 MAXs operated by Indian carriers are also reporting problems.

Passengers had a nervous moment on Sunday, when a SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max flying from Hong Kong to Delhi suffered one engine shut down.

One engine shutdown over Patna airspace, when fuel flow to one engine got stopped and leading to its shut down.

Since twin-engine aircraft can land safely on one engine, the B737 Max did so at the nearest airport that was Varanasi.
SpiceJet is learnt to have sent another aircraft to Varanasi with man and material to fly back passengers to Delhi. And leave the required repair material with technicians at Varanasi to inspect the engine.
05/01/18 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times

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