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SpiceJet flight makes an emergency landing in Karachi on technical fault


A SpiceJet flight carrying passengers from Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan after it developed a technical fault. However, the company has said that all passengers on board are safe.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials confirmed that the flight was diverted to Karachi due to a fuel indicator malfunction. The regulator has now ordered a probe into the incident.

This is the sixth such incident on

aircraft in the last 17 days.

A company spokesperson said that the SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. They added that the aircraft landed safely in Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked.

“No emergency was declared & aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. Passengers have been served refreshments. A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai,” the spokesperson said.

“The plane landed in Karachi 0803 am (local time), 53 minutes after being airborne. It has been on-ground for the past four hours. Passengers are being looked after. The plane has been parked in the designated area where engineers are assessing the problem,” Pakistan’s civil aviation authority (CAA) official said.

On July 2, SpiceJet said its flight heading to Jabalpur returned to Delhi on Saturday after crew members observed smoke in the cabin at around 5,000-feet altitude. There was oil leakage in one of the engines of the Q400 aircraft and that is likely the reason for smoke in the plane, officials of aviation regulator DGCA said after preliminary investigation.

Last month, SpiceJet’s Delhi-bound aircraft carrying over 185 passengers caught fire soon after taking off from the Patna airport and hence had to make an emergency landing minutes later.





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