The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday suspended the Pilots licence for two separate rule violations.
“The aviation watchdog has suspended the pilot-in-(PIC) command’s licence for the SpiceJet flight for six months after he disregarded his co-advice pilot’s to avoid the clouds and took the aircraft into dangerous turbulence.”According to a senior DGCA official
A few passengers were hurt on May 1 when the Boeing B737 plane, which was travelling the SG-945 route from Mumbai to Durgapur, encountered severe turbulence as it descended.
There were 195 people in total on board the aircraft, including two pilots and four members of the cabin crew. At the time of descent, the aircraft that took off from Mumbai at around 5.13 p.m. experienced severe turbulence with a vertical load factor that ranged between +2.64G and -1.36G. The crew manually piloted the aircraft for two minutes during this time, according to information provided by the DGCA in its statement.
In a different incident, the DGCA temporarily suspended the pilot of a charter plane’s Pilots licence due to a false fuel emergency.
On October 19, 2021, the pilot of a charter flight from Bokaro to Ranchi lied about having low fuel in order to receive priority landing because he didn’t want to hover for too long. The investigation later showed that the plane had plenty of fuel.
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