Jet Airways Passengers has Narrow Escape, Pilots Grounded for Flying Low

October 07, 2016 08:38
Jet Airways Passengers has Narrow Escape, Pilots Grounded for Flying Low

In a shocking incident, as many as 246 passengers who borded a Jet Airways flight from London's Heathrow airport to Mumbai had a escape when the Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft failed to reach the required climb after the take-off. This led to the government to order a probe into the incident.

According to sources, "the pilot's failure to use the full runway for take-off allegedly led to a dangerous situation and resulted in the incident which occurred on August 30. The commander of the aircraft has been taken off duty."

However, Jet Airways didnot take this incident "serious" said that, "We are investigating the event that has been brought to our attention as part of our active safety management system."

There were around 231 passengers and 15 crew members, including two pilots, on board the aircraft when the mishap occurred.

"The incident did not have in any damage to the aircraft or property, nor injuries to crew members or guests on board," Jet Airways said in statement to PTI.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has ordered a detailed probe into it taking note of the "serious" incident. The two-member committee, decided to look into the incident headed by Jitendra Singh. They have started its probe.

The other member of the committee include Rajan Bhatnagar and both of them are assistant directors in the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).

"Jet Airways aircraft VT-JEK was involved in a serious incident at Heathrow airport, London on August 30, 2016," the ministry said in a notification ordering the AAIB probe.

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