Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

DGCA suspends licenses of two IndiGo pilots for runway incursion

  • The pilots, Rahul Dhar and Amit Kumar, have been suspended for three months from 3 September, DGCA said in a statement
  • Both pilots were earlier shown a show cause notice on 5 September which asked them to respond within 15 days

NEW DELHI : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday said that it has suspended the licenses of two IndiGo pilots, who were involved in a runway incursion incident at the New Delhi airport during their flight between Delhi and Udaipur on 2 June.

The pilots, Rahul Dhar and Amit Kumar, have been suspended for three months from 3 September, DGCA said in a statement.

Both pilots were earlier shown a show cause notice on 5 September which asked them to respond within 15 days as to why action shouldn't be taken against them for endangering safety of aircraft and passengers on board.

"The PIC (pilot in command) has accepted his lapses and explained that this happened due to distraction for a while by the aircraft holding and taking off from RWYO9 (runway)," DGCA statement added.

The suspensions of IndiGo pilots by the DGCA comes a day after aviation regulator suspended the licenses of two SpiceJet pilots, who were involved in air turn back incident due to pressurization failure during their flight between Hyderabad and Jaipur on 14 June.

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