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SpiceJet Flight's Priority Landing in Mumbai After Windshield Cracks Mid-Air

The flight was operating from Gujarat's Kandla to Mumbai.

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SpiceJet Flight's Priority Landing in Mumbai After Windshield Cracks Mid-Air
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A SpiceJet Q400 aircraft, operating SG 3324, from Gujarat's Kandla, conducted priority landing in Mumbai on Tuesday, 5 July, after windshield cracked mid-air, said the airline in a press statement.

The plane was at an altitude 23,000 feet at the time of the malfunction.

"During cruise at FL230, P2 side windshield outer pane cracked. Pressurization was observed to be normal. The aircraft landed safely in Mumbai," SpiceJet spokesperson said.

This is at least the seventh incident of technical malfunction in a SpiceJet aircraft in the last 17 days, and second one on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the carrier's Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning.

In a statement, the air carrier said, “On 5 July, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely at Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked."

Officials have indicated that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating both the incidents, as well as the previous five incidents.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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