Sunday, September 25, 2022

Guwahati-bound SpiceJet Flight With Over 190 Passengers Stranded in Delhi Airport for Over an Hour, No Response from Airlines

New Delhi: Around 198 passengers aboard a Delhi-Guwahati-Silchar SpiceJet flight are facing a harrowing time on Sunday morning as flight SG8152 has been delayed for over an hour with no confirmation from the airlines yet.  Speaking to, a passenger onboard said that after boarding the flight they were informed of a ‘technical glitch’ and that the flight might be delayed.

“The flight was scheduled to take off for Silchar via Guwahati at 10:20 am on Sunday, however, it’s over an hour now and the passengers have not been informed when we will take off from Delhi aiport,” said the passenger. 

SpiceJet has been going through a highly turbulent phase in recent times on account of several glitches and a non-adherence to mandated guidelines in regard to the training of some pilots. It all started in April 2022 when the aviation watchdog the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) restrained 90 pilots of the airline from operating Boeing 737 Max aircraft, after finding they were not properly trained.

Those pilots were trained on a faulty simulator, and the aviation regulator asked the airline to retrain the pilots, besides slapping a fine of Rs 10 lakh.

Multiple incidents were reported this year when SpiceJet and other carrier’s aircraft either turned back to their originating station or continued landing at the destination with degraded safety margins Civil aviation regulator DGCA has recently ordered SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunctions.


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