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Vistara Engine Fails Just After Flight From Bankok Lands In Delhi, All Safe


The incident occurred on Tuesday and the crew decided to tow the aircraft to the parking bay keeping in mind the passenger safety, said airlines.

New Delhi: An engine of a Vistara aircraft on way from Bangkok failed after it landed at the Delhi airport but all passengers disembarked safely, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday and the crew decided to tow the aircraft to the parking bay keeping in mind passenger safety, said the airlines.

A Vistara spokesperson said one of the engines had developed a "minor" electrical malfunction after the aircraft landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

"After landing in Delhi, while taxing to the parking bay, our flight UK122 (BKK-DEL) had a minor electrical malfunction on July 5. Keeping passenger safety and comfort in mind the crew elected to tow the aircraft to the bay," said Vistara Spokesperson.

The cases of sudden failure in planes in the country are continuously coming to the fore. Especially in Spice Jet aircraft, within a few days, about 8 cases have been reported in which major accidents were averted. On Tuesday itself, the Spicejet flight to Dubai landed in Karachi, Pakistan due to a technical snag.

SpiceJet's SG-11 flight from Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan after a technical snag. All the passengers on the plane were safe. A SpiceJet spokesperson said that the SpiceJet B737 aircraft was diverted towards Karachi due to a technical fault in the indicator light.

Earlier today, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice in connection to the budget carrier with the degradation of the safety margins of its aircraft after three technical or related snags were reported in SpiceJet's aircraft in a span of over 24 hours. DGCA issued the show cause notice after eight malfunction incidents have been reported in the last 18 days. DGCA in its notice mentioned that SpiceJet has failed to establish safe, efficient and reliable air services under Aircraft Rules, 1937.

Following DGCA's notice to SpiceJet, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said: "Passenger safety is paramount. Even the smallest error hindering safety will be thoroughly investigated and course-corrected."

Meanwhile, DGCA's audit of SpiceJet in September 2021 found component suppliers not being paid on regular basis leading to a shortage of spares.

Reacting to the development, SpiceJet said all its aircraft were audited a month ago by the aviation regulator and found to be safe. "We'll be responding within a specified time period and are committed to ensuring a safe operation for our passengers and crew. We are an IATA-IOSA-certified airline," the airline said.

"SpiceJet successfully completed the audit program for recertification in October 2021. We've been regularly audited by DGCA. All flights of SpiceJet are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations of DGCA Civil Aviation Regulations on the subject," SpiceJet said.

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