SpiceJet's Delhi-Jabalpur flight returns after crew notices smoke in cabin mid-air
SpiceJet said its flight heading to Jabalpur returned to Delhi on Saturday after the crew members observed smoke in the cabin at around 5,000-feet altitude.This is fifth such incident on SpiceJet aircraft in two weeks. The aircraft landed safely at Delhi and passengers were safely disembarked, the spokesperson said.
This is the fifth such incident on SpiceJet aircraft in two weeks. Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation is investigating all five incidents.
On June 19, an engine on SpiceJet's Delhi-bound aircraft carrying 185 passengers caught fire soon after taking off from the Patna airport and the plane made an emergency landing minutes later. The engine malfunctioned because of a bird hit.
Fuselage door warnings lit up on two separate planes while taking off on June 24 and June 25, forcing them to abandon their journeys and return.
At 5,000 feet, the crew noticed smoke in the cabin, the spokesperson noted.
''The pilots decided to return back to Delhi. The aircraft landed safely at Delhi and passengers were safely disembarked,'' the spokesperson said.
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