Vistara airlines have been fined Rs 10 lakh by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fined for letting an improperly trained pilot land an aircraft with passengers on board at the Indore airport.
The pilot, who was the first officer on the flight, landed the aircraft at the Indore airport recently without first getting the requisite training in a simulator.
“This was a serious violation endangering lives of the passengers on board,” said the official.
It is important that a first officer is first trained to land an aircraft in a simulator before he or she can land a plane with passengers on board.
Also, a captain is trained at a simulator before he can give approval to the first officer to land the aircraft.