Stranded In Karachi For 11 Hours, 138 SpiceJet Passengers Take Off For Dubai

New Delhi: After being stranded for nearly 11 hours in Karachi, 138 passengers of a Delhi-Dubai SpiceJet who were to fly to Dubai, finally took off for UAE on an alternate flight that was sent from India on Tuesday evening.

SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 Max aircraft had made an unscheduled landing at the Karachi airport this morning after the fuel indicator malfunctioned. Pilots on board the aircraft had indicators of a possible fuel leak from one of the tanks in the wings of the jet.

According to aviation regulator, Directorate General Of Civil Aviation, ”the crew observed unusual fuel quantity reduction”. In other words, the fuel display in the cockpit appeared to indicate an unexpected loss of fuel from the aircraft. This required the pilot to make a landing in Karachi though this was a precautionary landing, not an emergency one.

“On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi – Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely in Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked. No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. Passengers have been served refreshments,” the airline’s spokesperson had said.

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