Patna-Delhi SpiceJet plane makes emergency landing after wing catches fire, After the flight’s left wing caught fire, a SpiceJet plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Patna’s Bihta Airforce Station. According to reports, all 185 passengers are safe. According to airport reports, the flight was a Boeing 727.
“The aircraft’s left wing was engulfed in flames. It landed right away. Two of the blades were twisted. The residents of Phulwari Sharif noticed the flames and contacted airport officials “Chandrashekhar Singh, the Patna District Magistrate, said as much.
He went on to say that the fire was caused by a suspected technical error, and that the engineering team was still looking into it.
One of the passengers stated that they felt something was wrong with the plane from the time it took off from Patna at 12.30 a.m.
According to another passenger, “During the flight, the lights inside the plane began to flicker. From the moment the plane took off, we sensed something was amiss. SpiceJet is totally to blame for this.”
According to accounts, the plane was having difficulty reaching normal flying height. It stayed in the air for about 25 minutes before landing safely at Patna’s Bihta Airforce Station.
Police and airport workers came alongside the jet shortly after it landed, ensuring that all passengers were safely evacuated.
The spokesperson for Spicejet said, “On June 19, 2022, SpiceJet B737-800 aircraft was operating SG-723 (Patna-Delhi). On takeoff, during rotation, the cockpit crew suspected a bird hit Engine #1. As a precautionary measure and as per SOP, the Captain shut down the affected engine and decided to return to Patna. The aircraft landed safely in Patna and passengers were safely deboarded. Post-flight inspection showed the bird hit with 3 fan blades damaged.”