Spicejet B738 near Zahedan on Apr 16th 2021, cracked windshield

Last Update: April 16, 2021 / 18:08:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-9749

Destination
Lucknow, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SZN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SZN performing flight SG-9749 from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Lucknow (India), was enroute at FL390 about 160nm southsouthwest of Zahedan (Iran) when the right hand windshield cracked. The crew initiated a rapid descent to FL130 levelling off at FL130 8 minutes later (average rate of descent 3125 fpm). The crew diverted to Zahedan for a safe landing on runway 35 about one hour after leaving FL390.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5 hours, then departed again, is currently enroute at FL270 and is estimated to reach Lucknow with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The airline reported the outer pane of the first officer's windshield cracked, the inner pane remained intact, the pressurization of the cabin remained normal.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-9749

Destination
Lucknow, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SZN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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