SpiceJet flight diverted from Bengaluru to Hyderabad due to foul smell from lavatory

By: | Published: March 5, 2017 9:41 PM

"Spicejet aircraft, operating flight SG 192 from Bengaluru to Delhi, had to be diverted to Hyderabad due very foul smell from forward lavatory coming into the cockpit," an airline spokesperson said.

At Hyderabad, the lavatory and cockpit were cleaned thoroughly and ventilated before the flight took off for Delhi after a delay of almost an hour, the airline said. (Reuters)

A city-bound SpiceJet flight from Bengaluru was today diverted to Hyderabad due to “extremely pungent” smell in the cockpit emanating from the front lavatory of the aircraft. There were 184 passengers and four infants on board the Boeing 737 plane when the pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at Hyderabad airport. “Spicejet aircraft, operating flight SG 192 from Bengaluru to Delhi, had to be diverted to Hyderabad due very foul smell from forward lavatory coming into the cockpit,” an airline spokesperson said. However, the spokesperson did not specify the reason for the foul smell. At Hyderabad, the lavatory and cockpit were cleaned thoroughly and ventilated before the flight took off for Delhi after a delay of almost an hour, the airline said.

On Sunday, the apex consumer commission has directed Spicejet to pay a little over Rs 50,000 to two persons for charging transaction fees despite a DGCA circular and a Supreme Court order banning such levies. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) directed the airlines to pay an amount of Rs 25,125 each to Rajasthan natives Sujata Chaudhary and Sanjay Rahar. The NCDRC order came while dismissing the revision petition filed by the airline against the state commission’s dismissal of its appeal. The budget carrier approached the state commission after the district consumer forum directed it to pay the compensation to both the passengers.

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On Friday, a SpiceJet passenger registered a case against three crew members of the airline for allegedly assaulting and misbehaving with him over his demand of food. Karan Lalit Ambardar, who is professionally a sports anchor, has lodged the FIR at the Airport Police Station against a flight attendant and two security personnel of SpiceJet, in which he claimed to be manhandled. However, the airline rejected the allegations and stated that it was the passenger who threatened its crew members boasting of his media background

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