Vistara was fined in June ₹10 lakh for allowing the pilot to land the plane in Indore, Madhya Pradesh—despite not having the required training in the simulator.
Reported by Neha Tripathi Edited by Chandrasekhar Srinivasan
The engine of the Bangkok-Delhi Vistara flight – an Airbus A320 – failed shortly after landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday evening, an airline statement said. Flight UK-122 had an uneventful flight and landed safely on runway 10 at IGI, Vistara said.
“After the oneway leave engine #2 was shut down for single-engine taxiing… At the end of runway ‘K’, engine #1 failed. ATC was notified and a tow truck was requested. The aircraft was subsequently towed to a parking bay.”
Vistara was fined in June ₹10 lakh for allowing the pilot to land the plane in Indore—despite not having the necessary training in the simulator. The airline apologized for the ‘regrettable breach’.
Earlier today SpiceJet – which has reported several technical and mechanical issues with its planes over the past few days – was issued a notice by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The notice was issued after it was confirmed that a SpiceJet cargo flight bound for China yesterday was forced to return to Kolkata due to a faulty weather radar.
Two other SpiceJet flights – reported problems yesterday; The Delhi-Dubai flight made an emergency landing in Pakistan and the outer pane of the windshield of the Kandla-Mumbai flight cracked in mid-air.
A third incident has forced GoFirst to turn back a Delhi-Patna flight.
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The DGCA today cited ‘poor internal safety monitoring and inadequate management measures’ that led to the ‘deterioration of safety margins’ and gave SpiceJet three weeks to reply.
A SpiceJet spokesperson said the airline had completed audit programs for re-certification in October last year and ‘DGCA is conducting regular audits’.
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“All flights of SpiceJet are operated in accordance with applicable DGCA norms,” the spokesperson said.
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