New Delhi: Two SpiceJet pilots were on Thursday suspended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for over four months for damaging the runway edge lights of Mangaluru airport while landing a B737 plane. Notably, the incident took place on October 31 last year when the aircraft was coming from Dubai. Also Read - Hurry! SpiceJet Is Offering 100 'Free Tickets' To Voters Travelling To Delhi For February 8 Polls
“An investigation has revealed that the aircraft touched down left of the centreline and deviated further to the left and the delayed corrective input by the crew led to the damage to three runway edge lights,” the DGCA said in a statement. Also Read - After IndiGo, Air India, Now SpiceJet Bars Comedian Kunal Kamra From Flying
Further, the DGCA had issued show-cause notices to the pilot-in-command and the flight’s first officer demanding an explanation on the “lapses”. Also Read - SpiceJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Chennai Airport Due to Technical Snag
The reply sent by both pilots was deemed to be “not satisfactory” and the regulator suspended the license held by them for four-and-a-half months, the document stated.