SpiceJet Ltd.’s Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi on Tuesday after the aircraft’s fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials with India’s aviation regulator said.
This is the sixth such incident involving a SpiceJet aircraft in the last 17 days. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is investigating all the six incidents.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft that was heading from Delhi to Dubai started showing unusual fuel reduction from its left tank when it was mid-air, the officials said. Therefore, the plane was diverted to Karachi, they said. When an inspection was done at the Karachi airport, no visual leak was observed from the left tank, officials said.
In a statement, SpiceJet said, “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 at 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. A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai,” it said.