Varanasi: A SpiceJet flight, carrying over 140 passengers along with crew, made an emergency landing at Varanasi airport due to a technical snag on Sunday. All the people on-board are reportedly safe.

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Boeing 737 Max, which took off from Hong Kong airport for Delhi, developed a snag in the left engine mid-air hours before landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Due to the technical glitch, the plane had to make an emergency landing at Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi at 10 AM.

“A Boeing 737 Max, SpiceJet flight on Hong Kong-Delhi route made an emergency landing due to a snag in the left engine at the Varanasi airport at 10 AM today. All 140+ passengers are safe,” Varanasi Airport Director was quoted as saying by ANI.

Earlier on December 31, a Jodhpur-bound SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing at the Ahmedabad airport due to a cabin pressurisation problem.

The pilot of the flight SEJ2976, operating on Ahmedabad-Jodhpur route, reported cabin pressurisation issue, shortly after its take off from the city airport in the afternoon. The flight, carrying 83 persons including four crew members, departed from Ahmedabad at 3.09 PM for Jodhpur.

“At 3.15 pm, when the aircraft was 15,000 feet above the ground, the pilot informed the Ahmedabad Air Traffic Control (ATC) that the aircraft had cabin pressurisation failure. In view of the safety of passengers and aircraft, ATC immediately facilitated priority landing of the aircraft. The flight landed at Ahmedabad at time 3.29 PM safely,” the statement said.