SpiceJet flight lands at wrong end of runway, pilots to be probed for security breach


: In a serious breach of security, SpiceJet pilots of a Belgaum-bound flight on Sunday landed the plane on wrong runway, following which the airline off-rostered both pilots.

After approval by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower to land on runway number 26, the pilots landed the aircraft on number 08 (another end of the runway). The airline company SpiceJet has issued a statement on the above incident and reported to aviation regulator DGCA.

“On October 24, SpiceJet DASH8 Q400 aircraft operated from Hyderabad to Belgaum. ATC had cleared the aircraft to land on RWY26 at Belgaum. The aircraft, however, landed on RWY08. The aircraft landed safely.”

“The airline acted immediately and proactively on receiving the information and informed DGCA and Aircraft Accident Investigations Bureau (AAIB) about it and immediately off rostered both pilots pending an investigation,” SpiceJet spokesperson said.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will launch an investigation against the SpiceJet pilots.


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