A SpiceJet SG-11 flight from Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan after developing a technical fault on Tuesday. This is the sixth such incident on a SpiceJet aircraft in the past 17 days. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating the six incidents.
All passengers would be safe and sound. Refreshments were served to passengers.
A replacement plane is being sent to Karachi which will take passengers to Dubai, according to reports.
The Boeing 737 Max plane heading from Delhi to Dubai began showing an unusual reduction in the amount of fuel in its left tank while in flight, officials said. Consequently, the plane was diverted to Karachi, they said. When an inspection was carried out at Karachi airport, no visual leaks were observed from the left tank, officials noted.
In a statement, SpiceJet said: “On July 5, 2022, the SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunction. The aircraft landed safely in Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing No aircraft malfunctions were previously reported Passengers were received refreshments. A replacement plane is being sent to Karachi which will take the passengers to Dubai,” he said.
First post: STI