New Delhi: An Air India Express pilot’s flying licence has been suspended for a year after a Dubai-Mangalore flight, which he was captaining overshot the runway while landing at the destination. The incident had taken place on June 30, 2019, when the airline’s Boeing 737 (VT-AYA) operating as IX 384 suffered the runway excursion.
“Investigation reveals that the (flight’s) final approach was unstabilised and aircraft touched down with high speed at approximately 900 metres from runway threshold, which resulted in the excursion (overshooting). (The flight) was high on approaching touched down late with high speed… (there was) damage to the aircraft,” an order issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) joint DG B S Rai on Tuesday is learnt to say.
The captain’s flying licence has been suspended for a year from the date of incident.