More heads roll over AI's goof-up

More heads roll over AI's goof-up

Aviation regulator Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), probing the reported landing of an Air India flight from Abu Dhabi last Friday without the ATC clearance, has derostered the surface movement controller and tower controller at the city airport following the preliminary report, sources said.

The pilot and co-pilot have already been taken off the roster by the DGCA immediately after the incident was brought to its notice.

The surface movement controller and tower controller are part of the air traffic controller (ATC) set-up.

“The preliminary report has been submitted. Based on which both surface movement controller and the tower controller have been derostered,” DGCA sources said without divulging the content of the report.

Air India flight AI-744 from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai reportedly landed at the city airport on Friday morning without the requisite clearance from the ATC.

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