SpiceJet on Friday denied reports that its flight SG 136 from Bengaluru to Delhi had made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport early that morning, Reuters reported. The reports had claimed that the flight had suffered a hydraulic failure during cruise owing to the “loss of hydraulic fluid”, quoting statements that were purportedly from the airline.

However, it later issued a statement saying as per procedure, the crew of SG 136 had informed the ATC of a technical problem. “At no stage did the crew request any emergency or priority landing,” SpiceJet. Calling it an “uneventful landing”, the airlines said the crew had kept the ATC in the loop the whole time.

“The crew carried out emergency procedures and landed safely in Delhi. All passengers and crew are safe,” the old statement had said.

On December 27, a mishap was averted at the Delhi airport after an IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway.