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SpiceJet Delhi-Mumbai flight's tyre bursts while landing, all passengers safe

SpiceJet Delhi-Mumbai flight's tyre bursts while landing, all passengers and cabin crew disembarked safely at Mumbai airport, reports ANI.

SpiceJet Delhi-Mumbai flight's tyre bursts while landing, all passengers safe

A Delhi-Mumbai SpiceJet flight suffered a tyre burst on landing at the Mumbai airport, however, the passengers and cabin crew onboard were reported safe and disembarked normally. The incident took place on a SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The flight SG-8701 took off from Delhi and landed safely on runway 27 in Mumbai on August 29. The tyre burst incident came to notice after the plane landed and was parked at the designated bay as advised by the air traffic control. SpiceJet has been going through turbulent times in the recent past as multiple technical snag cases were reported in the airline's flight fleet. 

"On August 29, 2022, SpiceJet B737-800 aircraft operated flight SG-8701 (Delhi - Mumbai). The aircraft landed safely on runway 27. On landing, after vacating the runway, one tyre was found deflated. No fumes or smoke was reported. The aircraft was parked at the designated bay as advised by air traffic control. No abnormality was felt by the Captain during the landing. Passengers disembarked normally,” SpiceJet spokesperson said.

Last month, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 percent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunction recently. 

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"In view of the findings of various spot checks, inspections, and the reply to the show cause notice submitted by SpiceJet, for the continued sustenance of safe and reliable transport service, the number of departures of SpiceJet is hereby restricted to 50 percent of the number of departures approved under summer schedule 2022 for a period of 8 weeks," the order reads. 

Any increase in the number of departures beyond 50 percent of the number of departures approved under Summer Schedule 2022, during this period, shall be subject to the airline demonstrating to the satisfaction of DGCA that it has sufficient technical support and financial resources to safely and efficiently undertake such enhanced capacity. 

The order came after SpiceJet was involved in at least eight technical malfunction incidents in the 18 days starting June 19. During these eight weeks, the airline shall be subjected to "Enhanced Surveillance" by DGCA Further decision in the matter shall be taken thereafter, it had added. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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