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SpiceJet Passengers Choke On Smoke For 25 Minutes
Passengers in India literally “didn’t want the smoke” on a Spicejet flight from Goa to Hyderabad last week when smoke filled the cabin while in the air. A video of the incident has emerged on Twitter and it’s a terrifying sight to see.
@flyspicejet risks people’s life, we were choking for 25 mins and even oxygen masks didn’t deploy. Strict action should be taken against such a negligent airline. #spicejet @KTRTRS @DGCAIndia @JM_Scindia @ndtv @timesofindia @TV9Telugu pic.twitter.com/yPqNsiHeh9
— Vivek Vishal (@VivekVi97433075) October 15, 2022
As the cabin was filling up with smoke, passengers were choking for 25 minutes. What’s even worse, none of the oxygen masks ever deployed. Fortunately, once the plane landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport all the passengers exited safely off the aircraft.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has launched an investigation
Smoke fills cabin on #SpiceJet flight, crew tells flyers to pray
Read: https://t.co/9xbva1qC8T pic.twitter.com/p5QK6O39hG
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) October 14, 2022
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation also known as DGCA in India has launched an investigation, “The plane landed safely and passengers disembarked through the emergency exit. One passenger sustained minor scratches on the feet while disembarking from the aircraft.”
“They (the crew members) told us to pray to God.. pray for our families… it was mortifying. Many of my co-passengers panicked and started shrieking,” said one of the passengers aboard the Spicejet flight.
“We were returning to Hyderabad from Goa.. suddenly there was smoke all around inside the plane starting from Nagpur to Hyderabad…It took 20 minutes from there and we all the passengers suffered and blacked out with fear. Luckily we landed alive and safely… But what if something happens and who would be responsible, this happened clearly due to the negligence of the crew and respective department,” said passenger Srikanth Mulupala on Twitter.