2 Training Aircraft Crash In A Day, Aviation Watchdog Orders Audit

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2 Training Aircraft Crash In A Day, Aviation Watchdog Orders Audit


DGCA chief Arun Kumar said strict action will be taken against those compromising safety.

New Delhi:

Two training aircraft were involved in separate non-fatal accidents in India on Wednesday, following which aviation regulator DGCA has ordered a safety audit of all flying training organisations (FTOs).

The pilot allegedly forgot to open the landing gear in the accident in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, while the second plane crash-landed on the runway in Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, officials of Directorate General of Civil Aviation said. 

DGCA chief Arun Kumar said strict action will be taken against those compromising safety.

“We will carry out a complete safety audit of all the FTOs in the country and shall take strict action against those compromising safety,” he told PTI.

Giving details of the accident, the officials said that a Cessna 152 plane of Rewa-based FTO Falcon Aviation crash-landed on the runway at Sultanpur airstrip.

The female training pilot is safe and there has been no injury or casualty, they added.

In the other incident, a Piper PA34 Seneca aircraft of Jamshedpur-based Alchemist Aviation belly-landed on the runway of the city airport, the officials stated. The pilot forgot to open the landing gear, they claimed.



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