On Monday, the Indian airline SpiceJet denied accusations that one flight's windscreen shattered shortly after takeoff from Chennai and another was delayed by six hours as a result of an unexpected inspection ordered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
According to media sources, the DGCA's unexpected audit of the aircraft caused a SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Srinagar to be delayed for six hours on July 9. According to a different story, the windshield of the Spicejet flight from Chennai to Shirdi on July 10 reportedly cracked shortly after takeoff.
No unexpected audit by the DGCA occurred recently, according to a Spicejet representative. The airline will be alerted in advance of any DGCA inspections, if and when they occur.
According to media sources on July 9, the Mumbai-Srinagar flight was not cancelled by the DGCA.
"No incident of windshield crack was reported on Spicejet's Chennai-Shirdi flight on Sunday as has been reported by a section of the media. The news item is strongly denied by Spicejet," he said.