A major tragedy was averted at Jammu airport on sunday afternoon following timely detection of smoke billowing out of the tail end of the Delhi bound Spice Jet flight SG 858.
Following the technical snag the flight was grounded at Jammu airport for about four hours and took off at 7:30 p.m
According to official sources, while the flight was being parked at Bay 2 airport staff detected smoke billowing out from the tail end of the plane.
After the plane was halted and preliminary checks were conducted the technical snag was detected in the Auxiliary power unit of the plane.
The flight engineers later removed the technical snag with assistance from other staff to save precious time of the passengers.
Meanwhile, in the absence of adequate facilities for the passengers at the Jammu airport the passengers faced lot of hardships due to unwarranted flight delay.
The flight was finally declared fit for travel and the passengers were informed to board the flight which took off from Jammu at 7:30 p.m. official sources confirmed.