Technical snag forces SpiceJet flight to return to Mumbai

Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

A SpiceJet flight from Mumbai en route Dubai returned to the city on Wednesday, shortly after take-off, due to a technical snag in the aircraft.

 

The flight, SG-13, was delayed by four hours. The glitch was rectified by airline engineers and the plane resumed its journey to Dubai. All passengers are said to be safe.

 

A statement issued by SpiceJet said, “On January 9, 2019, flight SG-13 returned to Mumbai due to a minor technical issue. The aircraft made a normal landing. Reports of emergency landing are wrong and baseless. After checks, the aircraft continued with its rotation and has landed at Dubai in the normal course of business.”

 

A senior official of the Director General of Civil Aviation said the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft faced an engine issue and made an emergency landing. When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson said the plane landed safely in Varanasi and passengers were deplaned normally.

 

Flight SG-32 was diverted to Varanasi after the pilots noticed low fuel supply in no. 1 engine, he said. “On inspection, a fuel control valve (a minor component) was found to have malfunctioned and is being replaced,” the spokesperson added.

 

This isn’t the first time that a Boeing 737 MAX plane has faced such an issue. These aircraft are currently flown by SpiceJet and Jet Airways.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 16 TTF 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 18 Africa Hotel & Resort 2019
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 18 MILT 2019
  • 19 China Hotel 19
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. THE HOTEL SHOW AFRICA

      June 23 - June 25
    2. DIGITAL TRAVEL SUMMIT

      June 25 - June 26
    3. 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress

      June 25 - June 27
    4. TTF SOUTH (HYDERABAD)

      July 5 - July 6
    5. HOTEL SUMMIT

      July 8 - July 9
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com