On Sunday, a SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 MAX flight from Delhi-Hong Kong has suffered a mid-air engine trouble, which has forced the pilot to take an emergency landing in Varanasi, reports an official. The fling was flying from Hong Kong to Delhi.
The incident comes close on the time of another incident where a Pratt & Whitney engine of an IndiGo A320 neo-flight has stopped working mid-air when the plane was on its way to Kolkata from Chennai.
When enquired, a spokesman of SpiceJet said that the flight has landed safely in Varanasi and the passengers were deplaned normally.
Flight SG-32 route was diverted to Varanasi after its Pilot has noticed low fuel supply in engine number 1. He continued that “on inspection, a fuel control valve (a minor component) was found to have malfunctioned and is being replaced.”
Earlier, there have been issues with Boeing 737 MAX flights that are currently flown by Jet Airways and SpiceJet as well.