New Delhi, January 30: Aviation regulator DGCA is investigating the incident of an IndiGo flight taking off from the national capital to Baku without clearance from the air traffic controller, and the pilots concerned have been derostered, according to a senior official. The incident happened on January 28.

The senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday said the regulator is probing the incident of the flight taking off without Air Traffic Controller (ATC) clearance. The pilots concerned have been derostered pending investigation, the official added. Indigo Grounds Pilots After They Take Off Delhi-Baku Flight Without ATC Clearance; DGCA Investigation On

"With reference to reports around IndiGo flight 6E 1803 operating between Delhi and Baku on Jan 28, 2024, the incident is currently under investigation and appropriate action will be taken as necessary," an IndiGo spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. DGCA Mandates SOPs for Airlines Regarding Flight Disruptions Due to Adverse Weather

An official in the know said the ATC had advised the pilot of the plane to line up and wait, but the aircraft started rolling and took off without waiting for clearance. Further details about the incident could not be immediately ascertained.

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