On June 25, a SpiceJet aircraft with a destination of Guwahati had to abort takeoff from Patna's Jay Prakash Narayan international airport because of some technical difficulties. This was after numerous instances of aircraft making emergency landings. Former Bihar MLA Bunty Chaudhary, who was a passenger on the flight, posted a video to social media.
"The flight was on the runway and about to take-off when the pilots detected the technical glitches and immediately applied the brakes. The flight was immediately escorted to the bay area and the passengers were de-boarded," Chaudhary said in his video statement
Later, an another flight to Guwahati was scheduled for the passengers. Bunty Chaudhary was travelling to Guwahati with his supporters to worship to Maa Kamakhya.
On June 19, another SpiceJet jet that was headed for Delhi had to make an emergency landing in Patna. A bird struck the left engine of the flight, which was carrying 185 passengers, 4 crew members, and 2 pilots, causing damage.
The aircraft had ascended to 2,000 feet in the air. For the emergency landing, the pilot immediately dialled ATC. The local police were also notified by the observers as smoke was coming from the left wing; they then connected with ATC and the pilot to inform him of the fire in the left engine.