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Two pilot’s licences got suspended by DGCA for a year.


Two pilot’s licences got suspended by DGCA for a year in Jabalpur runway.An Alliance Air ATR-72 aircraft from Delhi with 55 passengers on board had gone off the runway in Jabalpur.

In a statement, the aviation regulator said, “After DGCA investigation, the privileges of the licences held by both the operating crew have been suspended for a period of one year.”

The DGCA said its probe found that during landing at the Jabalpur airport, the aircraft floated for a long period and touched down approximately 900m after the aiming point (touchdown point).

“The decision of PF (pilot flying) to continue in spite of long float resulted into long landing and subsequently runway excursion. PNF (pilot not flying) did not call out for Go-Around despite of prolonged flare,” the regulator said.

A “Go-Around” is done when a pilot feels that the aircraft does not have a stabilised approach just before landing.

The DGCA said the above “action or inaction” of the crew jeopardised the safety of the aircraft and its occupants and was in violation the Aircraft Rules 1937 and Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR).

(With inputs from agencies)

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