More trouble for SpiceJet as Q400 aircraft flying from Kandla in Gujarat made a priority landing in Mumbai after its outer windshield developed crack mid-air.
This is the second incident in the day involving a SpiceJet plane. During cruise at FL230, P2 side windshield outer pane cracked. Pressurization was observed to be normal.
“During cruise at FL230, P2 side windshield outerpane cracked. Associated non-normal checklist actions were carried out. Pressurization was observed to be normal. Priority landing was carried out and aircraft landed safely at BOM (Bombay),” the airline said in a statement.
Officials said the Kandla-Mumbai flight of SpiceJet was at 23,000 feet altitude when the windshield’s outer pane cracked.
All passenger and crew members are safe, the airline said in a statement.
According to media reports this is the seventh safety-related concern in SpiceJet in less than three weeks. The other incident includes two door warnings, a bird hit, oil leakage from an engine, a pressurisation problem. Earlier today, a SpiceJet plane flying from Delhi to Dubai had to be diverted to Karachi due to a malfunctioning indicator light.