According to officials, the SpiceJet flight 623 was immediately diverted to Bhubaneswar after the passenger, who was identified as Ashok Kumar Sharma, complained of breathing problems with suspected paralysis.
Spicejet, now the second-largest domestic carrier, added 30 planes — mostly Boeing 737s — taking its operational fleet strength to 95. Jet Airways suspended all operations on April 17 due to financial crisis.
Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.