A Boeing 737 Max, a SpiceJet flight, flying from Hong Kong to Delhi made an emergency landing due to a snag developed in the left engine at the Varanasi airport at 10 am on Sunday. All 140 plus passengers are safe. The incident came just a few days after another a Pratt &Whitney engine of an IndiGo A320 neo plane stopped working mid-air when the aircraft was on its way to Kolkata from Chennai.
A senior official of the Director General of Civil Aviation said the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft faced an engine issue and made an emergency landing. When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson said the plane landed safely in Varanasi and passengers were deplaned normally.
Flight SG-32 was diverted to Varanasi after the pilots noticed low fuel supply in no. 1 engine, he said. "On inspection, a fuel control valve (a minor component) was found to have malfunctioned and is being replaced," the spokesperson added.
There have been issues with Boeing 737 MAX planes, which are currently flown by SpiceJet and Jet Airways.