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India limits Patna Airport available runway length over safety fears
11 July 2012

India limits Patna Airport available runway length over safety fears

11 July 2012

The Indian DGCA has declared Patna Airport unsafe for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-size jets and ordered the Airports Authority of India to limit the runway length available.

Report: Indian CRJ-700 runway excursion after late touchdown on wet runway

18 May 2012

An Indian accident investigation committee published their final report into a serious incident involving an Alliance Air CRJ-700 Regional Jet that suffered a runway excursion after landing long on a wet runway.

Indian incident report highlights aircraft evacuation procedures and decision making

19 September 2011

The investigation into an evacuation of a Boeing 737-800 on a taxiway at Mumbai Airport, India revealed poor decision making and highlights the importance of aircraft evacuation procedures. On August 27, 2010 Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 aircraft, VT-JGM, was operating flight 9W-2302 from Mumbai to Chennai. There were 139 passengers 3 flight crew members, 4 […]

Indian Police investigates cases of pilot license irregularities

3 August 2011

The Delhi Police in India is investigating 15 cases in which pilots are suspected to have forged flying records or forged examination mark sheets to obtain flying licences. Following an incident in January 2011, investigators found irregularities in the way the licence of one of the pilots was obtained. The Indian  Directorate General of Civil […]

Indian authorities suspend PAR approaches

15 March 2011

The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) India has suspended Precision Approach Radar (PAR) approaches with immediate effect. In an Operations Circular the DGCA notified operators in November 2010 about PAR approaches.  It had been observed that several air operators were utilizing PAR facility for approaches to land at Indian Defence Airfields. This was being carried out […]

Report: Poor CRM factor in cargo plane takeoff incident (India)

28 February 2011

Indian investigators concluded that inadequate CRM and a lack of assertion on the part of the first officer were factors in a takeoff incident at Mumbai Airport in June 2010. A Boeing 757 was lined up right of the centreline and k knocked down 15 runway edge lights during the takeoff before the captain was […]

India: Wrongly declared package emits fumes during loading onto passenger plane

27 January 2011

Jan. 26] One of 98 wrongly declared packages containing hydrogen peroxide emitted fumes while it was loaded into a passenger plane at Kochi, India. A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 passenger plane was being prepared for a regular scheduled flight QR267 from Cochin Airport (COK/VOCC), India to Doha Airport (DOH/OTBD), Qatar. There were 156 passengers and nine crew […]

India forms independent accident investigation board

28 December 2010

According to Indian media, the country will have an independent process to investigate aircraft accidents and serious incidents with the Civil Aviation Ministry forming a Committee of Investigations in January 2011. ‘The Committee will be headed by a director and four other officers. With a pool of independent experts from the aviation industry, the Committee would […]

Indian safety council inaugurated, further DGCA autonomy planned

3 June 2010

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel inaugurated the newly formed Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC). The council will give suggestions to the Government on various air safety issues. The first CASAC meeting was held on June 3, 2010. The 28 members will meet every month for three months and then on a quarterly basis. […]

India to establish Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council

27 May 2010

In the wake of the serious accident involving an Air India Express Boeing 737 at Mangalore, the Civil Aviation Minister decided to establish the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC). The Council will work directly with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and recommend steps for improving air safety. The proposed Council will constitute […]