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DGCA suspends SpiceJet pilot for overshooting runway at Shirdi airport

The regulator observed that the B737 aircraft, which was being flown by Captain Ashish Jayaswal, touched down at approximately 5300 feet from runway threshold at Shirdi airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Aviation regulator on Monday suspended a for one year for overshooting runway while landing at on April 29, sources said.

The regulator observed that the B737 aircraft, which was being flown by Captain Ashish Jayaswal, touched down at approximately 5300 feet from runway threshold at Shirdi airport, the sources said.

A runway threshold is the point that denotes the beginning of the runway.

The (DGCA) also observed that the aircraft was "high" while approaching the runway for landing, according to the sources.

SG-946 flight from Delhi landed at with an "unstabilized approach that resulted into runway excursion", the sources said.

The period of suspension would be considered from the date of the incident, the sources said.

First Published: Mon, August 05 2019. 18:55 IST
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