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Air India plane, carrying over 136 people, lands on under-construction runway during Male airport; pilots taken off duty


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An Air India aircraft, carrying some-more than 136 people, landed on a wrong runway during a Male airfield in a Maldives on Friday, following which two pilots have been taken off duty, officials said.

An Air India orator pronounced a craft landed during an “uncommissioned runway” and that all passengers are safe.

A comparison DGCA central pronounced a Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has been sensitive given it is a critical incident.

The A320 neo craft was handling from Thiruvananthapuram to Male.

A comparison Air India central pronounced a aircraft “VT EXL landed on an under-construction runway during Male”. The craft landed during Velana general airfield during Male.

There were 136 passengers and organisation on board. Tyres of a craft were deflated and a aircraft was towed divided to a parking bay, a central said.

Citing a rough report, a orator pronounced dual tyres of a aircraft were deflated.

“It could be since a pilots practical brakes on realising that they landed on a wrong runway.

“The internal authorities are conducting a probe,” he added.

The comparison central during aviation regulator DGCA pronounced both pilots of a craft have been “off rostered”.

Off rostering refers to pilots being taken off their drifting duties.

“Being a critical incident, a AAIB has been informed,” a central added.

(With PTI inputs)

Article source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-air-india-aircraft-carrying-over-136-people-lands-on-wrong-runway-at-male-airport-461969

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