NEW DELHI: A Dubai-bound SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing at Pakistan’s Karachi airport after developing a technical glitch.
“SpiceJet flight from Delhi to Dubai diverted to Karachi. Boeing 737′ engine has developed a technical fault. The captain of the aircraft sought a precautionary landing and was given permission. All passengers on board are safe. The call sign of the aircraft is SG11,” sources told ANI on Tuesday.
According to the Karachi airport officials, the flight was diverted when it was on the way to Dubai.
“The plane landed in Karachi 0803 am (local time), 53 minutes after being airborne. It has been on-ground for the past four hours. Passengers are being looked after. The plane has been parked in the designated area where engineers are assessing the problem,” Pakistan’s civil aviation authority (CAA) official said.
The Indian low-cost carrier confirmed about the emergency landing of SpiceJet in Karachi this morning.
“On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi – Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely at Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked,” the spokesperson of the airline said.
According to SpiceJet, no emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing at Karachi airport.
“No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. Passengers have been served refreshments. A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai,” SpiceJet spokesperson said.
Earlier on Saturday, a domestic flight made an emergency landing after its cabin filled with smoke soon after take-off for the central city of Jabalpur, the airline said.
“On July 2, 2022, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft was operating SG-2962 (Delhi-Jabalpur). While passing 5000ft, the crew noticed smoke in the cabin. The pilots decided to return back to Delhi,” the airlines tweeted on July 2.