TTT NEWS SERVICE
KOLKATA, 6 JULY 2022
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show cause notice to low cost carrier Spicejet today due to growing incidents of its technical malfunctions since the past 18 days.
The biggest incident has occured in Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Andal in West Bengal recently when a number of passengers were injured while on descend before landing due to nostwester.
The viral video clip taken by someone inside the flight showing baggage from the cabin falling on the heads of the seated passengers and the scene of water bottles and other materials rolling and scattered on the floor was horrific.
Even the DGCA had grilled the ATC of Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport after that incident besides the Spicejet crew members.
The accountable manager of Spicejet Limited has been directed to reply to this show cause notice within three weeks after receiving this notice from Sanjit Kumar, Director Air Safety of DGCA under ministry
of civil aviation.
At present Spicejet has the authorisation license the operate commercial flights till 16 May 2023 from DGCA.
DGCA has already done a financial assessment on Spicejet in September 2021.
“It has been observed that the aircraft either turned back to its originating station or continued landing to the destination with degraded safety margins, ” it stated.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also tweeted about this show cause notice served to Spicejet.
Indigo has the highest market share in the domestic air travel sector followed by GO FIRST. While the load factor of Spicejet is highest.
Only yesterday a Spicejet flight from Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing at Karachi airport in Pakistan due to technical glitch.
Spicejet operates in over 50 plus airports and has a fleet of 113 aircrafts.
Recently, SpiceJet, has launched – Sky Mall on its in-flight entertainment platform, SpiceScreen. The authentic in-flight online shopping experience curated by India’s leading e-commerce portal, Snapdeal will feature products and deals from leading product categories like apparels, jewellery range, electronics and cosmetics among others.