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Spice Jet flight grounded due to technical snag

Last Updated: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 20:45

Jammu: A Delhi-bound Spice Jet flight had to make an emergency landing at the city airport on Sunday after a technical snag was deducted in the plane, minutes before it was scheduled to take off, official sources said.

The Spice Jet flight SG 858, which was scheduled to take off at around 3:20 pm from the Jammu airport, was grounded following detection of a technical snag, the sources said.
They said that while the flight was gearing to take off, the airport staff detected some smoke coming out of the tail-end of the plane following which they halted the aircraft for preliminary check.

There was some issue related to the auxiliary power unit, the sources said, adding that no harm was caused to the passengers.
When the last reports came in, the plane took off at 7:35 pm after it was declared fit to operate.


First Published: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 20:45
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