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After SpiceJet’s smoke-in-cabin incident, DGCA assures action to prevent repeat

After incident happened last week, India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered budget carrier SpiceJet to inspect all operational Q-400 aircraft engines within one week.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In the breaking development, India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has ordered budget carrier SpiceJet to inspect all operational Q-400 aircraft engines within one week. DGCA said in a statement issued today that it shall take all appropriate action to avert any untoward incident.

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The DGCA directive comes after a SpiceJet Q-400 aircraft made an emergency landing in Hyderabad on October 12 after extensive smoke was detected in the cabin.

It is to be noted that SpiceJet has been facing operational and financial headwinds in recent times, and it is already under enhanced surveillance of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The regulator had also directed the airline to operate only 50 per cent of its total flights till 29 October.

DGCA has also ordered SpiceJet to send all oil samples to Canada every 15 days in order to ensure that no metal or carbon seal components are present in them.

The aviation regulator has also instructed the airline to immediately inspect the magnetic chip detectors on all Q400 aircraft for presence of any metal particles.

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