Air India plane lands on under construction runway in Maldives, pilots grounded
NEW DELHI: An Air India flight with 136 passengers on board landed on an under construction runway at Male airport, Maldives, on Friday. The flight, AI 263 was operating on Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram-Male sector, and everyone was safe when it touched down on the uncommissioned runway. Both the pilots have been grounded and an inquiry will be conducted by authorities in Maldives and India to find out how this serious error happened.
“The Airbus A320 NEO aircraft (VT-EXL) landed on wrong (under construction) runway at Male. There were 136 passengers and crew on board. Everyone is safe. The aircraft was towed to parking bay. A tyre of the main landing gear deflated,” said a senior AI offi al. The aircraft landed at a non-operational runway at Male’s Velana International Airport in the Maldives.
“这架空客A320 NEO (VT-EXL误降在马累正在施工的跑道上。飞机上有136名乘客和机组人员，每个人都是安全的。飞机已被拖到停机坪，主起落架的轮胎漏气了。”这架飞机降落在马尔代夫马累的Velana国际机场的一条非运营的跑道上。
“Being a serious in dent, Aircraft Accident Investigation Board has been informed. Both the pilots have been off rostered,” said a senior DGCA offi al. The aircraft is a brand new one. It has now been grounded in Male “subject to rectification and flight safety clearance.”
This is the second time in just over a month that a flight operated by an Indian carrier has landed at or tried to take off from a wrong runway at an airport abroad.
On August 3, pilots of a Jet Airways Boeing 737 at Riyadh airport attempted to take off using full power from a taway parallel to the runway from where it was supposed to get air borne for Mumbai. The aircraft then went off the paved area of the taway and got stuck there. Luckily all the 150 people on board the Jet plane were safe.
“Jet Airways B-737 (VT-JFS) flight (9W) 523 headed to Mumbai with 141 passengers and seven crew members overshot taway at KKIA (King Khalid International Airport at Riyadh). Initial factual information confirms that the aircraft attempted take off from taway parallel to take off-designated runway.... The aircraft accelerated with full take off power and exceeded the taway on to unpaved area ending up close to the et of taway,” Saudi Arabia’s Aviation Investigation Bureau had said in a statement. Indian DGCA suspended license of both the pilots.
沙特阿拉伯航空调查局在一份声明中表示：“执飞孟买的捷特航空B-737 (VT-JFS)航班(9W) 523，机上乘客141名和机组人员7名，在利雅得哈立德国王国际机场冲出滑行道。初步证实飞机试图起从与跑道平行的滑行道上起飞。飞机以最大起飞推力加速滑跑，之后冲出滑行道直至接近滑行道出口的未铺筑地面。”印度民航总局暂停了两名飞行员的执照。
来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46017.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
pilots could be from quota
Pilots with reservation.
What kinda weed are they smoking?
Air India is always on the news, but ONLY for wrong reasons !!
This type of laziness and carelessness is the very true culture of Indian workers. Indians do the same types of careless and lazy mistakes in programming and that''s why their work quality is so poor.