New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday suspended the license of an Air Asia pilot, and warned the co-pilot, who wrongly transmitted ‘hijack code’ after a snag. Also Read - HCCS vs RSCC Dream11 Team Prediction ECS T10 - Barcelona 2020: Captain, Vice-Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips And Probable XIs For Today's Hira CC Sabadell vs Raval Sporting CC Match 38 at Montjuic Ground 2:30 PM IST Friday October 23

On June 9, Air Asia flight I5-715 suffered a snag when it left Delhi for Srinagar with 175 passengers at 6.03 am. After 50 minutes of take-off, it started losing the altitude as the left engine stalled. Also Read - CSK vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match 41 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium 7.30 PM IST October 23 Friday

The crew, instead of sending an alert for a snag, mistakenly sent the hijack code. By the time pilot realized the mistake and clarified, the security establishment had already rolled out standard operating procedure. Also Read - 61% Indians Sceptical About Covid-19 Vaccine & Won't RushEven If it Came in 2021: Survey

The flight made an emergency landing in Chandigarh at 7.35 am and the passengers were later flown to Srinagar by another flight.

“The flight from Chandigarh to Srinagar departed at 4.40pm the same day. We reiterate that we place safety and security foremost in all aspects of operations and apologise for the inconvenience caused,” the airline said in a statement.

Yesterday, Ministry of Civil Aviation disclosed the details of action taken against pilots who forged documents to obtain one. Since 2010, a total of 20 pilots were successful in obtaining licenses on the basis of forged documents that have been reported to the government.

Among these 20, licenses of 15 people were suspended while five pilots were either debarred or their Airport Transport Pilot License (ATPL) stood cancelled.