New Delhi, July 4: A major mishap was averted after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet Plane made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad airport on Tuesday. Reports inform that a low cabin pressure issue in mid-air forced the SpiceJet aircraft to make an emergency landing.
The SpiceJet 737 aircraft (VT-SZB) flight, that took off from Mumbai had over 100 passengers onboard. The airline spokesperson informed that all the passengers onboard were safe.
"SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft (VT-SZB) was operating flight SG 160 Mumbai-Delhi. Enroute, the aircraft had a (cabin) pressure problem," a SpiceJet spokesperson said.
Soon after the cabin pressure issue came into notice, the crew followed the standard operating procedure and diverted the aircraft to Ahmedabad, where it landed safely.
On Tuesday, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet started its first daily direct flight between Kanpur and Delhi under the air regional connectivity UDAN scheme. Reports inform that SpiceJet operated 14 flights daily under the UDAN scheme. Along with SpiceJet, the UDAN scheme has also found a place for itself other airlines like Jet Airways, IndiGo and GoAir.