DGCA Suspends GoAir Pilots for Landing Nagpur-Bengaluru Flight After Losing Visual Reference Before Touch Down
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New Delhi, January 9: Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended GoAir pilots who landed the Nagpur-Bengaluru flight on November 11 even as they lost the "visual reference" 50 feet before touch down, an official said on Thursday.

The crew considered wrong visual reference as the centre line of the runway and consequently, manoeuvred the aircraft to the left of the runway at Bengaluru airport, he said, terming it a "serious" incident. GoAir Patna-Mumbai Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Aurangabad, All Passengers Safe.

Therefore, after issuing a show cause notice to the captain as well as the co-pilot, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended them for a period of six months and three months, respectively, from the date of the incident.