SpiceJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Smoke In Cabin

Of late, SpiceJet has been facing a string of operational and financial hassles.

New Delhi | Updated: 14 October, 2022 12:26 pm IST

A SpiceJet flight coming from Goa had to make an emergency landing at Hyderabad airport on Wednesday night after smoke was observed in the cockpit.

The plane was carrying 86 passengers on board and they disembarked through the emergency exit. The Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting swung into action and helped passengers to evacuate safely. But one traveller copped minor injuries on the feet while getting out of the aircraft.

Due to the emergency landing, many flights had to be diverted after the incident occurred at around 11 pm.

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The pilot of flight SG 3735 noticed smoke and alerted the Air Traffic Controller (ATC), who in turn alerted the ground staff.

“SpiceJet Q400 aircraft operating from Goa to Hyderabad landed safely at its destination on October 12 after smoke was observed in the cabin during descent. Passengers were safely disembarked,” an airline spokesperson said.

Srikanth Mulupala,  a passenger who was on the flight, took to Twitter and wrote, “Respected sir or to whomsoever it may concern. Night we were returning to Hyderabad from Goa within the (SpiceJet). Suddenly there was smoke all around inside the plane starting from Nagpur to Hyderabad.”


“It took 20 minutes from there and we all the passengers suffered and blacked out with fear. Luckily we landed alive and safely. But what if something happens and who would be responsible, this happened clearly due to the negligence of the crew and respective department,” he further added.

Of late, SpiceJet has been facing a string of operational and financial hassles. It is already put under enhanced surveillance of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The aviation regulator DGCA is probing the incident. In July, the regulator had directed the airline to operate only 50 per cent of its total flights till October 29.

SpiceJet is yet to respond to queries sent by The New Indian.

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