SpiceJet freighter aircraft returns to Kolkata due to its unserviceable weather radar

The aircraft landed safely at Kolkata, SpiceJet spokesperson told PTI on Wednesday.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 06-07-2022 12:57 IST | Created: 06-07-2022 12:48 IST
SpiceJet freighter aircraft returns to Kolkata due to its unserviceable weather radar
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI
  • Country:
  • India

SpiceJet said its freighter aircraft, which was heading to Chongqing in China, returned to Kolkata on Tuesday as the pilots realised after take off that its weather radar was not working.

This is at least the eighth incident of technical malfunction happening on SpiceJet aircraft in the last 18 days.

On Tuesday itself, the airline's Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi due to a malfunctioning fuel indicator and its Kandla-Mumbai flight did priority landing in Maharashtra's capital city after cracks developed on its windshield mid-air.

''On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet Boeing 737 freighter was scheduled to operate from Kolkata to Chongqing. After take-off, the weather radar was not showing the weather. The PIC (pilot-in-command) decided to return to Kolkata. The aircraft landed safely at Kolkata,'' SpiceJet spokesperson told PTI on Wednesday.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Give Feedback