SpiceJet flight catches fire mid-air, makes emergency landing in Patna

By Online Desk

A Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing at Patna airport after reporting a technical glitch that prompted a fire in the aircraft on Sunday.

“The Delhi-bound flight had returned to Patna airport after locals noticed a fire in the aircraft and informed district and airport officials. All 185 passengers are safely deboarded. The reason behind the technical glitch is being analysed further by the engineering team,” ANI quoted Patna DM Chandrashekhar Singh as saying.

#WATCH Delhi bound SpiceJet flight returns to Patna airport after reporting technical glitch which prompted fire in the aircraft; All passengers safely rescued pic.twitter.com/Vvsvq5yeVJ
— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2022
According to Delhi-bound Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the flight returned to Patna after a bird hit one engine and it shut in the air. Further details are awaited.