Following two separate non-fatal training aircraft accidents in India on Wednesday, the aviation regulator DGCA has ordered a safety audit of all flying instruction organisations (FTOs).
In the accident in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, the pilot allegedly forgot to open the landing gear, while the second jet crashed into the runway in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, according to officials with the DGCA.
Arun Kumar, the DGCA ‘s chief, stated that individuals who jeopardise public safety will face severe consequences.
“We will conduct a comprehensive safety assessment of all FTOs in the country and will take stern action against those who endanger public safety,” he told PTI.
Officials reported a Cessna 152 jet from Rewa-based FTO Falcon Aviation crashed on the runway at Sultanpur airport.
They further stated that the female training pilot is safe and that no injuries or fatalities have occurred.
According to officials, a Piper PA34 Seneca aircraft operated by Jamshedpur-based Alchemist Aviation belly-landed on the city airport’s runway.
They claimed the pilot failed to open the landing gear.
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