Saturday, August 10, 2019

DGCA suspends 2 SpiceJet pilots for overshooting Mumbai runway

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today suspended two SpiceJet pilots involved in a runway overrun at Mumbai airport for a period of one year.
On July 2, 2019, a SpiceJet flight between Coimbatore and Mumbai was involved in a runway overrun incident at Mumbai airport.
The aviation regulator inquired into the incident and found that the flight floated for a long time before touchdown and missed the touchdown point by 4462 feet leading to the excursion.
Post these findings and after not receiving satisfactory replies from the crew, the aviation regulator decided to suspend them for a year from the date of incident.
The DGCA, under its new DG Arun Kumar, has taken strict action against pilots involved in incidents involving the safety of the flight and passengers.
It has also formulated rules to ensure that even AIr Traffic Control officers and ground handling staff at airports are made to go through breath analyser (BA) test to ensure that they do not come to work in an inebriated condition.
10/08/19 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times
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