Spicejet nose wheel comes off; narrow escape for 75 on board

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New Delhi, Nov 19: In a providential escape for 70 passengers and five crew members on board a SpiceJet aircraft, one of two nose wheels of the aircraft came off after landing at Madurai airport on Tuesday, Nov 17, afternoon.

Bombarider, Q-400 turboprop, had landed smoothly at Madurai and was leading to the terminal when the axle of one of the two front nose wheel came off around 3.20 pm, media reports said.


Fortunately, all 75 on board were fine as no injuries were reported, despite a major technical glitch. Following the incident, the aircraft was grounded and its Hyderabad flight had to be cancelled.

According to sources, it was said to be a case of an engineering oversight.

SpiceJet though admitted to the incident, but it declined to comment on it.

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the serious incident

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