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SpiceJet plane develops snag, comes back

Passengers of a Delhi-Pune SpiceJet flight had a harrowing time on Wednesday after the aircraft developed a technical problem and had to come back to the Delhi Airport, reports Sidhartha Roy.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2008 23:02 IST
Sidhartha Roy

Passengers of a Delhi-Pune SpiceJet flight had a harrowing time on Wednesday after the aircraft developed a technical problem and had to come back to the Delhi Airport.

According to airport sources, a sliding window in the plane’s cockpit was open during take-off, resulting in a fall in cabin pressure. SpiceJet, while admitting that there was a pressure problem due to which the plane had to come back, denied that any window was open.

“The flight (SG 217) took off at 1.15 pm but kept flying quite low and the engine was making a strange sound,” said Shantanu (name changed), a passenger.

“After making a few circles, the plane came back. Most of the passengers got scared,” he said.

“The pilot detected a technical fault and decided to come back. The aircraft took off within two hours after a check,” a SpiceJet spokesman said.

“The airline had arranged another aircraft but some of us asked for refund. They initially refused but later refunded some passengers,” Shantanu said.