New Delhi: Indian aircraft are in the news for some very wrong reasons. It is just like a routine that takes place in planes in mid-air. Following that, the aircraft have to either land at specific locations or divert their route for safe grounding. A couple of Indian planes had to land in Karachi in an emergency.
Delhi-Guwahati Go First aircraft experienced a crack in its windshield in mid-air and the route of the plane was diverted to Jaipur, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials said.
Two Go First flights experienced technical difficulties yesterday. The route of the Mumbai-Leh Go First flight had to be diverted to Delhi because of the emergence of faults in the engine. Another incident occurred on a Srinagar-Delhi flight of the same airline. In this case, the plane had to return when technical trouble was detected in the engine.
SpiceJet, IndiGo, and now Go First flights are all on the same boat. Technical problems are not uncommon with these airlines. A total of nine cases of technical faults in engines, catching fire or other incidents have occurred on SpiceJet flights alone in the last one month.
Meanwhile, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia held one-on-one meetings with the chiefs of Indian carriers on Monday, urging them to ramp up safety oversight.
The DGCA has now made it mandatory that all flights need to be released by certified staff having an AME Category B1/B2 licence and is currently investigating all incidents of technical malfunction.