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2 SpiceJet Boeing flights suffer mid-air glitches, pilots terminate journey

In a similar incident, the airline's New Delhi-bound flight SG 8720 from Bengaluru was diverted to Nagpur

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Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Two of the SpiceJet's passenger planes- one from and other from Bengaluru- suffered mid-air technical glitches, forcing their pilots to terminate journeys with one flight landing back in and second diverted to Saturday.

flight SG-611, which departed from Mumbai's Chhatrapapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport for Chennai around 7.30 am, returned to the city airport due to a mid-air technical glitch after being airborne for about 16 minutes, a source said.

A spokesperson confirmed the return of its Chennai flight to due to a "technical" issue.

"The aircraft has already departed back for its destination around 10 am after the the engineers rectified the glitch," the spokesperson said.

In a similar incident, the airline's New Delhi-bound flight SG 8720 from Bengaluru was diverted to after the pilot reported some issue to the ATC and sought a diversion.

"flight SG 8720 operating on Bangalore-route was diverted to due to a technical issue. Passengers were served refreshments at Nagpur. An alternative aircraft was sent to Nagpur and the passengers have now boarded the flight to Delhi," the said in a statement.

The spokesperson, however, did not share the number of passengers on board the two 737 planes.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 13:41 IST
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