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422 air safety violations detected in 2016, says Directorate General of Civil Aviation

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 February 2017, 16:17 IST

As per 2016 data, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday detected a record of 422 air safety violations against 275 in 2015.

According to the data provided by the DGCA in 422 air safety violations, 272 pilots including crew members were suspended, 42 pilots were kept off roaster, and 108 pilots got a warning.

SpiceJet reported the highest number of suspensions in 2016, followed by Jet Airways, 53 and 41 IndiGo pilots and crew members facing suspensions for air safety violations.

The DGCA called Indigo airlines off-duty pilot and two DIAL electricians for questioning. Earlier, an Indigo flight had overshot in front of SpiceJet.

A mishap was turned away at the Indira Gandhi International airport after an Indigo flight and Spicejet flight had come face to face.

The incident took place on 26 December, 2016. The IndiGo flight had just arrived from Lucknow with 160 passengers and Spicejet flight with 187 on board was about to take off for Hyderabad when the two aircraft came close.

-ANI

First published: 3 February 2017, 16:17 IST
 
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