ALERT A Boeing 737 MAX 8 suffers engine problem mid air forcing an emergency landing

SpiceJet’s flight #SG32 from Hong Kong to Delhi was forced to make an emergency landing in Varanasi.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 (reg. VT-MAX) suffered a mid-air engine problem on Sunday, forcing the aircraft to make emergency landing.

The pilots noticed low fuel supply in no. 1 engine, official said.

A senior official of the Director General of Civil Aviation said the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft faced an engine issue and made an emergency landing.

When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson said the plane landed safely in Varanasi and passengers were deplaned normally.

Following inspection, a fuel control valve was found to have malfunctioned and is being  replaced.