New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): A Jabalpur-bound SpiceJet flight landed back at the Delhi airport after it failed to regain the cabin pressure differential even after attaining a height of 6,000 ft. on Sunday.
According to a statement by the airline spokesperson, the cabin pressure differential was unable to be built up as the altitude of the cabin rose from the ground.
"On June 19, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft were operating SG-2962 (Delhi-Jabalpur). During the initial climb, the crew observed the cabin pressure differential was not building up along with the rising cabin altitude. The aircraft leveled off at 6000 ft. "Pressure was not regained," said the spokesperson.
Following the incident, the pilot in command decided to return to the source of the flight, Delhi.
"The aircraft landed safely in Delhi," said the airline.
Earlier today, in another incident concerning the airline, a SpiceJet Boeing 737 with about 185 people on board returned safely to Patna soon after an emergency landing on Sunday afternoon following reports of a fire in one of the engines.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials said that the plane (VT-SYZ), prima facie, was involved in an air turnback as the cabin crew informed PIC about sparks coming out of the engine.
During the rotation, the cockpit crew suspected a bird had hit the engine. Later, the crew did not observe any abnormality and the flight resumed a further climb. The flight returned after a bird hit, and due to one engine shutting down in the air, all on-board passengers were safe," the officials added.
On Sunday afternoon, a Delhi-bound Spice Jet aircraft made an emergency landing at Patna airport after there were reports of a technical glitch which prompted a fire inside the plane. All the passengers were safely rescued.
"The Delhi-bound flight had returned to Patna airport after locals noticed a fire in the aircraft and informed district and airport officials. All 185 passengers were safely deboarded. The reason is a technical glitch, the engineering team is analysing further, "said Chandrashekhar Singh, Patna District Magistrate, to media persons.