A GoAir aircraft on Tuesday canceled its flight due to a dog on the runway at the Leh airport. The plane was to take off for Delhi. This information was given by the officials of aviation regulator DGCA. However, DGCA officials called it a ‘normal’ incident. On Tuesday itself, the Mumbai-Leh flight of ‘Go First’ and the Srinagar-Delhi flight suffered an engine failure and both these aircraft were stopped by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Officials said, the DGCA is investigating the incidents and both the aircraft with engine failure will be able to take off only after getting the green signal from the regulator. GoFirst did not respond to a request for a statement on the above incidents. In the last one month, many incidents of technical glitches in the aircraft of Indian companies have come to the fore. In the last three days, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has held several meetings with aviation companies and officials of the ministry and DGCA officials regarding security inspection.
DGCA directs airlines to implement by July 28
The DGCA had said on Monday that its officials reached the spot and investigated and found that the number of engineers to certify aircraft of different companies before take-off was insufficient. Prior to departure, an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) examines each aircraft and certifies it to be fit for flight. Officials had said that the DGCA has issued guidelines to all airlines regarding the appointment of trained AMEs and directed to implement them by July 28.
Which flights have a technical fault this month
According to the DGCA, the investigation conducted on the spot also found that the AME teams of the airlines were misidentifying the reasons for the lapses. Earlier, on July 17, IndiGo’s Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Karachi as a precautionary measure after the pilot detected an engine failure. At the same time, on the night of July 16, Air India Express’s Calicut-Dubai flight was diverted towards Muscat after a burning smell was noticed in the cabin.