SpiceJet Delhi-Nashik Flight Returns Midway After Autopilot Malfunctions

by Sanjana Shenoy
SpiceJet Delhi-Nashik Flight Returns Midway After Autopilot Malfunctions

SpiceJet has come under the radar for the inconveniences caused to passengers due to flight delays, technical issues in engines, rude staff behaviour and whatnot. A week back, a SpiceJet flight to Varanasi for delayed by a whopping 8 hours due to network issues. And now, a Spicejet flight flying from Delhi to Nashik returned back midway as the autopilot malfunctioned. Read on to know more.

SpiceJet Delhi To Nashik Flight Returns Midway

The SpiceJet flight flying from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to Maharashtra’s Nashik on September 1, returned back midway to Delhi. The Boeing 737 aircraft faced an autopilot snag. The flight landed safely and all the passengers were unharmed. A DGCA official stated that SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP was involved in an air turnback due to an autopilot snag.

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Lands Safely After Autopilot Malfunctions

A SpiceJet spokesperson revealed to The Indian Express that the SpiceJet B737 aircraft that was scheduled to fly from Delhi to Nashik returned to Delhi after the flight crew faced a malfunctioning autopilot system. The aircraft made a normal landing and passengers were told to get down. With high fuel prices and rupee depreciation, SpiceJet has been involved in a lot of unpleasant incidents. DGCA also issued a show-cause notice to the airline.