Sunday, March 05, 2017

Government probing Jet Airways tail strike incident at Dhaka airport

New Delhi: The government has started a detailed probe into the incident involving Jet Airways’ flight at the Dhaka airport in January when the plane’s tail touched the runway during landing. The flight from Mumbai had as many as 168 people on board. After the incident, which happened on January 22, the airline had taken the pilots concerned off their duty and grounded the Boeing aircraft. The Civil Aviation Ministry has ordered the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) to probe the “serious incident”.
On January 22, Jet Airways confirmed the “tail strike”. The flight 9W-276 from Mumbai to Dhaka had 160 guests and eight crew members when it had a tail strike on landing at the Dhaka airport on January 22. There were no injuries to guests or crew, all of whom deplaned safely, the airline had said.
Ordering a “formal inquiry” into the incident, the ministry in a recent notification said a committee headed by AAIB Deputy Director R S Passi will carry out the inquiry. Other members in the panel are AAIB Assistant Director Jasbir Singh Larhga and Air Safety Officer Shilpy Satiya.
05/03/17 PTI/Indian Express