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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today issued a show cause notice for Indian budget carrier airline SpiceJet after the airline reported eight malfunction incidents in the last eighteen days. DGCA said that SpiceJet failed to establish efficient, safe and reliable air services under the Aircraft Rules of 1937. SpiceJet's freighter aircraft was heading for China's Chongqing and it returned back to Kolkata. The flight returned back after the pilots realized that the weather radar of the flight was not working. SpiceJet reported eight technical malfunctions in the last 18 days. SpiceJet flight that was heading to Jabalpur on July 2nd and it returned back Delhi after the smoke was observed in the cabin at a height of 5000 feet altitude.
Two other SpiceJet flights had issues will taking off on June 24th and 25th and the passengers had to abandon. SpiceJet flight to Delhi with 185 passengers had a fire in the engine at the Patna airport and it made an emergency landing in minutes. It was an engine malfunction that took place because of a bird hit. The shares of SpiceJet continued to come down and there was a seven percent decline on Wednesday and reached all time low this year. There is a huge impact on SpiceJet after a series of technical issues in their flights. SpiceJet opened at Rs 37.10 on Tuesday and closed at Rs 37.65 on Tuesday. The trade opened at Rs 36.65 apiece today.
By Siva Kumar