The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the licence of the pilot in two different incidents.In the first caes DGCA suspend the licence of pilot-in command (PIC) of the SpiceJet flight for six months.
On May 1, the Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent which resulted in injuries to a few passengers.
According to the information, the co-pilot had asked the captain to skirt the clouds ahead and not fly through them but he ignored.
There were a total of 195 persons on board the aircraft including two pilots and four cabin crew members. The aircraft took off from Mumbai at approximately 5.13 pm. During the descent, the aircraft experienced severe turbulence and the vertical load factor varied from +2.64G and – 1.36G.
During this period the autopilot got disengaged for two minutes and the crew manually flew the aircraft, the DGCA had said in its statement on May 2.I
n another incident DGCA suspend licence of a charter plane pilot for a month in a false case of fuel emergency.
As per the details, on October 19, last year, the pilot had falsely declared low fuel emergency to avoid hovering period and get permission to land on priority basis. However, during the inquiry, it was found the the aircraft had enough fuel.