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Spicejet Makes Emergency Landing After Smoke Detected Inside Cabin

By Vaibhav Agrawal

After smoke was witnessed in the cabin, a SpiceJet aircraft returned to Delhi on Saturday, July 2 morning.

The cabin crew first noticed the smoke on the Dash8 Q400 (VT-SUR) while the aircraft was operating as SG-2962 from Delhi to Jabalpur. The aircraft was passing 5,000 feet during ascent when the incident happened.

According to a source mentioned in media reports, “Cabin crew informed the pilots about the mild smoke in the cabin. On the visual check, no smoke or damage was observed in the lavatory. The smoke warning also went off,”

The smoke was detected to be increasing in the cabin after further climbing 14,000 feet. However, the pilots decided to return to Delhi after levelling the aircraft at 15,000 feet and informed the Air Traffic Control while declaring ‘MAY DAY’.

The aircraft had taken off at 6:29 AM while it successfully landed safely in Delhi around 7:20 AM, and the passengers were evacuated on a taxiway in coordination with the ATC. The incident is being probed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

“On July 2, 2022, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft was operating SG-2962 (Delhi-Jabalpur). While passing 5000 feet, the crew noticed smoke in the cabin. The pilots decided to return ba Delhi. Aircraft landed safely at Delhi, and passengers were safely disembarked,” said a SpiceJet spokesperson.


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