Mumbai: Air India has removed the two pilots of the aircraft who were operating the Delhi-Sydney flight on May 16. It may be noted that seven passengers on board an Air India flight from the national capital to Sydney had to face 'stretch nerves' due to inclement weather.
Mumbai: Air India has removed the two pilots of the aircraft who were operating the Delhi-Sydney flight on May 16. It may be noted that seven passengers on board an Air India flight from the national capital to Sydney had to face ‘stretch nerves’ due to inclement weather.
Both the drivers have been taken off duty pending the completion of the internal enquiry. Air India’s B787-800 flight VT-ANI AI-302 had departed from Delhi on May 16. While approaching Sydney, the plane started jerking due to bad weather. There were 224 passengers on board the aircraft.
Air India on Thursday said, “The crew operating flight AI-302 from Delhi to Sydney on May 16, 2023, has been taken off flight duty pending the completion of an internal investigation.” ” It is known that the plane landed safely in Sydney on 17 May.
“As per findings of the preliminary inquiry, all the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) laid down for such events were adhered to in this case,” Air India also said on Thursday.
Earlier, sources at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the regulator had recommended grounding of the pilots who operated the Delhi-Sydney flight for corrective training. The sources also said the flight crew did not apply certain limitations during the flight.
On May 17, a senior DGCA official said that no hospitalisation of passengers was required due to the turbulence. The official had said, “During flight seven passengers reported minor sprain. Cabin crew provided the first aid with the assistance of a doctor and a nurse travelling as passengers, using an onboard first aid kit.”