A SpiceJet SG-11 flight from Delhi to Dubai on Tuesday was diverted to Karachi (Pakistan) after developing a technical fault. All passengers on board are safe. DGCA has ordered a probe into the reported glitch.
According to the airline spokesperson, "SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely in Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked."
SpiceJet spokesperson added, "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."
Earlier on June 19, a Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight carrying 185 passengers had to make emergency landing at Patna airport after fire was spotted in one of its engines minutes after takeoff. Reports said a bird hit caused the fire.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated investigation concerning all the incidents.
On May 20, an A320neo plane of Tata Group-run Air India returned to the Mumbai airport just 27 minutes after take off as one of its engines shut down mid-air due to a technical issue