SpiceJet flight returned to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on
September 1 due to an 'autopilot' snag the plane encountered midway, an
airline SpiceJet flight SG-8363 took off from Delhi at 6.54am and returned
after an hour of its departure time. The Boeing 737 aircraft landed safely and
the passengers were being shifted to a smaller Q400 aircraft.
SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363
(Delhi-Nashik) developed a technical snag and so had to return to delhi.
aircraft have been involved in a series of incidents following which the
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to the
airline. Travel industry sources said the DGCA has not taken severe action
against the airline so far
In July, the
aviation watchdog said that SpiceJet has failed to establish safe, efficient
and reliable air services and asked the airline to explain why action should
not be taken against them. It later ordered the airline to operate a maximum of
50 per cent of its flights, which were approved for the summer schedule, for
During the summer
schedule the airline was already operating only 50 per cent of the flights.
said the action was meant for newspaper headlines.