Of all the things to happen on a flight, a passenger on a SpiceJet flight was greeted by the sight of a windowpane with a crack on it. But that is not the most bizarre thing. The crack was fixed using cello tape and left the passenger less than amused. Flying from Mumbai to Delhi, Hariharan Sankaran obviously freaked out when he saw the lax manner in which the problem had been dealt with. Tweeting about it, he said that it was a major concern as airlines are supposed to be really strict regarding safety concerns.
Spicejet flight SG8152 (VT-SYG) Mumbai to Delhi flying (5 Nov 2019) with a broken window stuck with cello tape. Isn't it a major safety concern? Anyone listening?@flyspicejet @DGCAIndia pic.twitter.com/8gflCyEBcT
— Hariharan Sankaran (@mahamosam) November 5, 2019
Cracked Window On SpiceJet Flight
After tweeting about the incident, SpiceJet apologised to Sanakaran for the inconvenience caused and said that the issue had been fixed. They further tweeted to say that the problem had been fixed that very day. But, they also went on to clarify that it wasn’t the window that was cracked but the inner flexi-pane. This is important because a cracked window can lead to the pressure in the cabin to drop when the plane is at a high altitude. It can lead to passengers losing consciousness and even dying. However, a cracked inner pane doesn’t cause any harm to the window. Needless to say though, Twitterati wasn’t quite happy with the response. They went on to complain about how it’s not a good enough excuse for SpiceJet to address the problem earlier.
We would like to update you that the crack was on the inner flexi pane and was fixed the same day. The purpose of the inner pane is to protect the window from scratches. The inner pane doesn't carry structural pressurization loads. 1/2
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) November 6, 2019
This incident comes right after SpiceJet was in hot water for one of their crew members indulging in PDA on the flight with an off-duty pilot. They both were sacked by the airline after a passenger complained about them. It came to light when the passenger saw them on a Delhi to Kolkata flight.
SpiceJet seems to be getting into a lot of scraps lately. Looks like they might need to fix a lot of things around here.