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India Summons SpiceJet to Explain Mid-Air Safety Lapses

  • Airline given three weeks to respond to notice from government
  • Flights turned back or went on with ‘degraded safety margins’
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India’s aviation regulator issued a rare summons to SpiceJet Ltd. following several recent mid-flight incidents, giving the airline three weeks to respond and explain why no action should be taken against it for apparently failing to establish “safe, efficient and reliable air services.” 

In a so-called show-cause notice dated July 5, the Civil Aviation Department’s Director of Air Safety Sanit Kumar said SpiceJet aircraft had on a number of occasions turned back to their originating airports or continued to their destinations with “degraded safety margins.”