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Big accident averted! Delhi-Nashik SpiceJet flight returns midway amid ‘autopilot’ snag

Back to back SpiceJet flight faces technical problems, according to DGCA SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363 (Delhi-Nashik) returned from route this morning amid a shortfall in an 'autopilot'.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A major incident averted in Delhi on Thursday i.e. today, actually SpiceJet flight got autopilot glitches. A DGCA official said that SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363 (Delhi-Nashik) returned en route this morning amid a shortfall in an ‘autopilot’. He said that the Boeing 737 aircraft landed safely. The flight took off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport for Nashik on Thursday morning. There was a problem in the middle of the way, after which it had to be brought back. Boeing 737 made a safe landing.

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“SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363 (Delhi-Nashik) on Thursday was involved in an air turnback due to an autopilot snag,” said the DGCA official.

Facing financial turbulence amid high fuel prices and rupee depreciation, SpiceJet aircraft have been involved in a series of incidents in the past as well, following which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had issued a show-cause notice to the airline.

On July 27, the aviation safety regulator also ordered the airline to operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks.

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