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Why did smoke rise in the cabin of the plane? SpiceJet told DGCA the reason after investigation

Indian Aviation Department: A few months ago, the Civil Aviation Department became strict on the malfunctioning of many Spice Jet aircraft. In this connection, he had ordered an inquiry into the fire in a SpiceJet aircraft.

What came out of the investigation?
After landing, with the help of cabin crew and airport services, the passengers were evacuated safely and the DGCA had also ordered an investigation. However, based on preliminary investigations, evidence of engine oil was found in the engine bleed-off valve, causing smoke in the cabin due to oil entering the aircraft’s air-conditioning system.

SpiceJet was directed to take immediate action on the entire Q400 fleet consisting of 14  aircrafts (28 PW150A engines).

1. Engine oil samples were asked to be taken for PW150A oil analysis to detect the presence of metal and carbon particles in the engine oil and sent to Pratt & Whitney Canada for analysis.  
2. Have been asked to inspect the bleed-off valve screen and bring proof of oil wetness. Apart from this, the same decision has been asked to be taken on this incident and similar incident in recent days.
3. This engine includes the PVC 150A engine which was sent to Standard Aero-Singapore for overhauling. SpiceJet was instructed not to send any engine, Standard Arrow, to Singapore till the completion of the investigation.

What are the instructions given to investigate the matter?
M/s SpiceJet has been directed to take these steps to investigate the matter in detail.

1. Engine oil samples will be periodically taken every 15 days instead of 30 days and PW150A oil will be sent to Pratt & Whitney Canada for analysis.
2. Completion of One-time Boroscopic Inspection of all operational Locomotives and Boroscopic Inspection on 3 Locomotives within a week which have been received from Standard Aero, Singapore till tonight
3. Begin inspection of bleed-off valve screen and housing for evidence of oil wetness during each weekly check.
4. Fault 938 in the Central Display System calls for immediate inspection of magnetic chip detectors (MCDs) for the presence of any metal particles, which are otherwise a Class 2 fault and within the next 65 flight hours.

Boroscopic inspection of the engine will be done before leaving the aircraft in case of detection of any metal particles. DGCA is closely monitoring the situation and will take all appropriate action to avoid any untoward incident.

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