On Tuesday, the aviation regulator DGCA said it had suspended the licenses of two Alliance Air pilots whose activities caused their plane to overheat on the runway while landing at Jabalpur Airport on March 12.
In a statement, the regulator said the two pilots were operating an ATR-72 aircraft from Delhi to Jabalpur on March 12. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said its investigation found that the plane had floated while landing at Jabalpur Airport. Reached about 900 meters below after a long period of time and the target point (touchdown point).
” The decision to continue PF (Pilot Flying) despite having a long float resulted in long landings and subsequent runway trips. The PNF (Pilot Not Flying) did not call for a go-around despite its long flares, “said the regulator.
A “go-around” is done when a pilot feels that the aircraft is not in a stable position just before landing.
In a statement, the DGCA stated that the above “action or inaction” of the crew threatened the safety of the aircraft and its passengers and that it violated the Aircraft Rules 1937 and the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR).
“License benefits held by both operating crews have been suspended for one year,” it noted.
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