On Sunday, a SpiceJet flight that took off from Jai Prakash Narayan Airport in Bihar ‘s capital Patna for Delhi caught fire after take-off.
As soon as the information was received, an emergency landing of the aircraft was made at Patna Airport. According to reports, there were around 180 passengers on board.
So far, no information has been revealed about any kind of damage to any passenger in this accident.
The fire started due to the bird colliding with the plane – District Officer
Patna District Officer Chandrashekhar Singh said that the administration received information about the fire in the plane from the local people, immediately after which the Patna airport authorities were informed.
After this, a safe emergency landing of the aircraft was made at Patna Airport. The district official said that the plane caught fire due to a bird colliding with the plane.
The engineering team, after examining the aircraft, said that there was a fire in the left side of the engine.
Shiv Sena MP targeted the government
After this incident came to light, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has targeted the government by tweeting.
“It is playing with the lives of the passengers. For the safety of the passengers, we are repeatedly raising such issues with the Aviation Minister and the Aviation Secretary. Don’t know when they will take this issue into consideration or they are waiting for some major accident to happen.
— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2022
SpiceJet was recently fined Rs 10 lakh
Let us tell you that SpiceJet airline has been in controversy recently due to several security related incidents.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) last month imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on SpiceJet for training pilots of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on a bad simulator.
In April, the DCGA barred 90 SpiceJet pilots from operating the Max aircraft because they were trained on a simulator whose stick shaker was faulty.
What is Stick Shaker?
The stick shaker warns the driver and co-driver when the plane is stalled in the air. Stick shakers are usually installed on large aircraft or large military aircraft and are extremely important from a safety point of view.