New Delhi: On Tuesday, A SpiceJet flight from Kandla in Gujarat landed in Mumbai after outer pane of the windshield cracked midair.This is the second incident in the day involving a SpiceJet plane.All passenger and crew members are safe, the airline said in a statement.
A senior official said, “The Q400 (VT-SUV) was operating as SG 3324 when during cruise at 23,000 feet the co-pilot side windshield outerpane cracked. Associated checklist actions were carried out. Pressurisation was observed to be normal. Priority landing was carried out and aircraft landed safely at Mumbai.”
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating the incident that led to the Dubai-bound aircraft’s landing in Karachi. The incident happened on the same day when another SpiceJet flight from Delhi to Dubai landed in Karachi after its fuel indicator started malfunctioning.
A SpiceJet spokesperson said: “On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft was operating SG 3324 (Kandla – Mumbai). During cruise at FL230, P2 side windshield outer pane cracked. Pressurization was observed to be normal. The aircraft landed safely in Mumbai.”
Just two days ago the pilot of a SpiceJet Q400 airliner flying from Delhi to Jabalpur made a ‘May Day’ distress call and returned to Delhi after smoke was detected in the cabin. On June 19, a Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft, with 185 passengers on board, made an emergency landing in Patna right after take-off as its left engine caught fire following a bird hit.