Saturday, May 11, 2019

Two SpiceJet Boeing flights suffer mid-air glitches

Mumbai: Two of the SpiceJet's Boeing passenger planes—one from Mumbai and other from Bengaluru—suffered mid-air technical glitches, forcing their pilots to terminate journeys with one flight landing back in Mumbai and second diverted to Nagpur Saturday.
SpiceJet flight SG-611, which departed from Mumbai's Chhatrapapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport for Chennai around 7.30 am, returned to the city airport due to a mid-air technical glitch after being airborne for about 16 minutes, a source said.
A SpiceJet spokesperson confirmed the return of its Chennai flight to Mumbai due to a "technical" issue.
"The aircraft has already departed back for its destination around 10 am after the engineers rectified the glitch," the spokesperson said.
In a similar incident, the airline's New Delhi-bound flight SG 8720 from Bengaluru was diverted to Nagpur after the pilot reported some issue to the ATC and sought a diversion.
"SpiceJet flight SG 8720 operating on Bangalore-Delhi route was diverted to Nagpur due to a technical issue.
11/05/19 Tribune
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