New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India’s civil aviation regulator has advised airlines to refrain pilots from landing aircraft with “unstablised approach” while experiencing adverse weather conditions.
The development comes a day after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued air safety guidelines to domestic airlines concerning operations during the monsoon season.
Recently, a number of incidents of aircraft’s veering off or overshooting runways due to heavy rains have occurred.
“We are extremely concerned over the recent incidents of overshoot, skidding, hard landing etc…,” the DGCA said.
“We have also instructed heads of flight Safety of the airlines to include in their safety briefings to pilots, an express instruction to refrain from landing with unstablised approach while expressing adverse weather conditions and initiate a ‘Go-around’.”
In aviation parlance, a “Go-around” is a term used for an aborted landing attempt.
On Tuesday, the regulator issued air safety guidelines to domestic airlines concerning operations during the monsoon season.
Through Tuesday’s air safety circular, the DGCA advised the airlines to have a stabilised landing approach and deploy “sufficiently experienced crew” among other guidelines to be followed during the monsoon season.
On June 30, as many as 183 passengers aboard an Air India Express flight had a narrow escape when the aircraft that arrived from Dubai veered off the taxiway after landing at the Mangaluru International Airport.
“AI Express aircraft VT-AYA, operating IX 384, Dubai to Mangalore on June 30, after landing on runway 24 while vacating the runway to the right side went off the taxiway into soft ground,” the airline said.