SpiceJet flight from Patna to Delhi returns to Patna after the engine catches fire shortly after takeoff

A SpiceJet plane’s engine caught fire as it was about to take off from Patna for Delhi.


On Sunday, the engine of a SpiceJet flight from Patna to Delhi caught fire. The 185-passenger SG723 flight landed safely shortly after takeoff.

According to reports, all passengers are safe. However, the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

“A Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight returned to Patna airport after engine issues in the aircraft,” an airport official said.


According to Patna District Magistrate (DM) Chandrashekhar Singh, the Delhi-bound flight returned to Patna airport after locals noticed a fire in the plane and notified district and airport officials.

“All 185 passengers safely deboarded. Reason is technical glitch, engineering team analysing further,” the DM added.

Priyanka Chaturvedi, a Shiv Sena MP, took to Twitter shortly after the report was released to say that this was “playing with the lives of people.” “Repeatedly been raising this with the minister, with the aviation secretary. Don’t know when they will rise to the occasion and avoid a major mishap waiting to happen,” Chaturvedi tweeted.