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Delhi-Nashik SpiceJet flight returns midway due to snag in autopilot system

By Shefali Kohli -- September 01, 2022 12:24 pm -- Updated:September 01, 2022 12:24 pm

New Delhi [India] September 1: SpiceJet has been going through a highly turbulent phase in recent times on account of several glitches and a non-adherence to mandated guidelines in regard to the training of some pilots.

In the meantime, in recent case, Airline SpiceJet’s Boeing-737 returned back to Delhi after taking off from Indira Gandhi International Airport.It was nightmare for the passengers flying on a Varanasi-bound SpiceJet flight when a passenger tried to open the emergency exit door.

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Notably, an aircraft VT-SLP of SpiceJet took off for Nashik from New Delhi aiport.

However, as informed by the Diectorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) the flight returned after snag in the flight’s autopilot system.

Officials of DGCA also said, "SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363 (Delhi-Nashik) on Thursday was involved in an air turnback due to an autopilot snag."

Meanwhile, all the passengers on the flight were landed back safely.

SpiceJet spokesperson said,  "On September 1, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft scheduled to operate from Delhi to Nashik returned to Delhi after the flight crew experienced a malfunction with the AutoPilot system. The aircraft made a normal landing at Delhi and passengers disembarked normally."

Meanwhile, multiple incident have been reported this year when SpiceJet and other carrier's aircraft either turned back to their originating station or continued landing at the destination with degraded safety margins.

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DGCA has recently ordered SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunctions.

-PTC News with ANI inputs

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