SpiceJet flight returns to Delhi after detection of smoke


Xinhua News

2nd July 2022 – (New Delhi) A SpiceJet aircraft returned to the airport in the Indian capital following the detection of smoke on Saturday, with all passengers safely disembarked, officials said.

The aircraft was flying to Jabalpur in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Officials said smoke was detected in the cabin by crew and passengers when the plane was at an altitude of 5,000 feet.

This is the second emergency landing for a SpiceJet flight in 15 days.

On 19th June, an aircraft carrying 185 passengers suffered a bird strike and made an emergency landing in the eastern state of Bihar immediately after takeoff.