New Delhi: As part of the ongoing snag in aircrafts on a regular basis, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia presided over a meeting with senior officials from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
There were directives given for strengthening and enhancing the DGCA’s safety oversight. The minister reaffirmed that the protection of passengers comes first, and there would be no compromise in terms of security, the dependability of airline operations, or compliance with the strongest international safety standards.
Recently, several incidents of aircraft snags have occurred in the air. Earlier in the day, an Air India Express aircraft bound for Dubai from Calicut was diverted to Muscat due to a burning smell being detected from one of the vents in the forward galley during the cruise.
Take the example of another incident, an IndiGo flight from Sharjah in the UAE to Hyderabad was landed in Pakistan’s Karachi on Sunday when the pilot found a “technical defect” in the aircraft. This is the second time that an Indian flight has landed in Karachi in a fortnight.
Earlier this month, a SpiceJet aircraft bound for Dubai from Delhi had to land in Karachi. The DGCA took the matter seriously and started an investigation into the matter to get to the bottom of the case.