A SpiceJet plane was prohibited from flying by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after a passenger complained about unclean seats and defective cabin panels. However, the airline has been instructed to resume operations after resolving the difficulties.
A passenger on a flight from Bengaluru to Guwahati shared photos on Twitter of filthy seats and broken cabin panels, tagging the DGCA and other relevant authorities.
Following the tweet, the DGCA ordered quick action, and once the Boeing 737 returned to Bengaluru, DGCA officials performed a surprise check, and it was instructed to fly only after completing required repairs and receiving approval from the DGCA, according to a senior DGCA official.
He went on to say that the repair work had been completed and that it had been given the green light to restart operations. The incident has been confirmed by a SpiceJet representative.
According to the spokesperson, "Aircraft interior cabin work was carried out on a SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft after it landed in Bengaluru at around 3.40 pm on April 19 on the direction of the DGCA. The aircraft resumed flying from the morning of April 20 after DGCA approval."
(Inputs from ANI)