A SpiceJet De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400 experienced a problem with pressurization in the cabin, leading it to return to New Delhi airport.

The Dash 8-400, local registration VT-SUU, was carrying 65 passengers enroute to Jabalpur Airport on 19 June but then diverted back to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport after the pilots reported cabin pressurization issues, SpiceJet’s spokesman tells Smart Aviation Asia Pacific.

SpiceJet says in a statement the flight crew on initial climb noticed that the cabin pressure differential was not building up, along with a rise in cabin altitude.

The aircraft levelled off at 6000 ft (1828 m) and the pilot-in-command decided to return to New Delhi as pressurisation was not regained, it says.

The spokesperson tells Smart Aviation Asia Pacific the aircraft has since returned to service.


Picture Source: Rohan Paliwal

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