According to a DGCA official, a SpiceJet flight that took off for Nashik in Maharashtra from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Thursday morning returned midway due to a ‘autopilot’ snag.
He stated that the Boeing 737 aircraft landed safely.
“On Thursday, SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363 (Delhi-Nashik), was involved in an air turnback due to an autopilot snag,” said the official.
SpiceJet aircraft have been involved in a series of incidents in the past as the airline has faced financial turbulence due to high fuel prices and rupee depreciation, prompting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to issue a show-cause notice.
On July 27, the aviation safety regulator also ordered the airline to operate only 50% of its flights for the next eight weeks.