Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DGCA grounds foreign pilot for fake medical record

In a possible first, an expat pilot working with an Indian charter company has been barred from flying in the country for allegedly fudging his medical tests. Pilots need to be healthy -both physically and mentally -and require valid medical certificates to prove their fitness and operate flights.
"The expat pilot flew without a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA, regulator for US) approved medical.Then he flew without an Indian medical certificate for one month. He later got his medical done here by falsely claiming that he did not operate any flight during the period when his previous medical tests certificates had lapsed. Unfortunately, for him all the statements were contradicted by his flying record with the charter company which had employed him," said a senior official.
26/04/17 Saurabh Sinha/The Times Of India