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DGCA Suspends IndiGo Pilots for Safety Violation in Ahmedabad Landing Incident

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken strict action against two IndiGo employees, the captain, and a co-pilot, for violating safety norms during a landing incident at Ahmedabad airport. The suspension was a result of an incident that occurred on June 15, 2023, when an IndiGo Airbus 321 aircraft on its Bengaluru-Ahmedabad flight suffered a tail strike during landing at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.

Despite the aircraft landing safely and all passengers being unharmed, the DGCA’s investigation revealed that the crew had deviated from established standard operating procedures (SOPs) during landing. As a consequence, the co-pilot has been suspended for a month, and the captain is off duty for three months. Additionally, both pilots were issued show-cause notices, and the DGCA ordered their immediate grounding.