SpiceJet refutes reports of windshield crack, surprise check by DGCA on its flights

By Shgun S -- July 11, 2022 3:03 pm -- Updated:July 11, 2022 3:04 pm

New Delhi, July 11: Indian budget airline SpiceJet on Monday refuted reports claiming the incidents of a windshield crack or a surprise audit by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on its aircraft.

Notably, there were reports that the windshield of an aircraft cracked minutes after its departure from Chennai and another flight was delayed by six hours after a surprise inspection called by the DGCA.

Reports claimed that on July 9, a SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Srinagar was delayed for six hours because of DGCA's surprise audit of the aircraft. Another report claimed that the windshield of SpiceJet's Chennai-Shirdi flight cracked on July 10, minutes after its departure from Chennai.

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However, the Spicejet spokesperson refuted the media reports and said that there has been no surprise audit by DGCA in the last few days and if and when there is a DGCA inspection, the airline would be informed in advance.

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"No incident of windshield crack was reported on SpiceJet's Chennai-Shirdi flight on Sunday as has been reported by a section of the media. The news item is strongly denied by SpiceJet," he added.

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