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Plane forgery

Pilots fake certificates to fly. Aviation schools cut corners. As a result, the licences of 4,500 pilots are under the scanner. Mihir Mishra and Aabhas Sharma look into the mess in the skies. On January 11, the IndiGo flight from Delhi to Goa landed in a way that is strictly prohibited in all flying manuals. The rule book says that the two sets of large rear wheels should touch the tarmac first, followed by the small wheels below the cockpit. Otherwise, the stress on the nose wheels can damage the aircraft and endanger the lives of the passengers. Parminder Kaur Gulati, the 38-year-old ...