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Spicejet flight makes emergency landing in Karachi after crew notices ‘unusual fuel decrease’

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New Delhi: A Spicejet flight from Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing in Pakistan’s Karachi Tuesday after developing a technical fault.

All passengers on board were safe.

An airline spokesperson said the plane landed normally. “No emergency was declared… There was no earlier report of any malfunction,” the official said.

Passengers waited at Karachi for a replacement aircraft that would fly them to Dubai.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said the crew observed “unusual fuel quantity reduction from the left tank”. The regulator said they carried out the relevant non-normal checklist but the fuel kept decreasing. “The aircraft was diverted to Karachi in coordination with the ATC (air traffic control). During post-flight inspection, no visual leak (was) observed from left main tank,” it said.

The DGCA has also ordered a probe on why the flight’s fuel indicator started malfunctioning.

Also read: DGCA to probe turbulence on SpiceJet flight, says company official


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