New Delhi: In a major action, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the licenses of two pilots for violation of rules and regulations in separate cases.
DGCA officials confirmed the suspension of the Pilot-in-command of a SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur, for a period of six months after he allegedly ignored a co-pilot’s warning to skirt the clouds and flew the plane in severe turbulence conditions.
DGCA has further suspended the license of a pilot of a charter airplane in a false fuel emergency case for one month.
On October 19, 2021, the pilot of a charter plane from Bokaro to Ranchi had falsely declared a low fuel emergency to get a priority landing as he wanted to avoid a hovering period. During the inquiry, it was found that the plane had enough fuel.
(With Agency Inputs)