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Dubai-bound SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing at Karachi; DGCA orders probe

SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning

July 05, 2022 / 04:17 PM IST
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A Dubai-bound SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing at Karachi, Pakistan today due to a technical fault.  Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the incident.

SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating the SG-11 flight was diverted to Karachi due to an 'indicator light malfunctioning'. More than 150 passengers present onboard the SpiceJet SG-11 Delhi-Dubai flight are safe, according to news agency ANI.

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The aircraft landed safely in Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked, a SpiceJet Spokesperson told ANI.

No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. A replacement aircraft was sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai.

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According to aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the crew observed an unusual fuel quantity reduction from the left tank and carried out relevant non-normal checklist, however the fuel quantity kept decreasing.

The aircraft was diverted to Karachi in coordination with the ATC. During post-flight inspection, no visual leak was  observed from the left main tank. DGCA has ordered probe into the incident.

Other such incidents of SpiceJet making emergency landing due to technical faults have been reported in the past few months.
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first published: Jul 5, 2022 01:33 pm
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