Aviation Body Suspends AirAsia India Pilot Over Runway Incursion At Mumbai

According to the DGCA investigation, despite instructions of the Air Traffic Control, the commander didn't follow on holding the aircraft's position on the runway.

Aviation Body Suspends AirAsia India Pilot Over Runway Incursion At Mumbai

AirAsia India's flight had got into a runway incursion at Mumbai Airport (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended commander of an AirAsia India flight for runway incursion at Mumbai airport.

The incident took place on November 5, 2019, when AirAsia India's A320 aircraft VT-PNQ, flight No IAD374, from Mumbai to Indore, got into a runway incursion at Mumbai Airport.

According to the DGCA investigation, despite instructions of the Air Traffic Control, the commander didn't follow on holding the aircraft's position on the runway.

"The DGCA issued a show-cause notice to PIC (pilot-in-command) and the first officer, demanding an explanation on the lapses. The PIC accepted his lapses," an official with the regulatory body said.

Consequently, the DGCA suspended the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) of the PIC for three months.

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