Two GoAir pilots suspended for landing flight on grass
Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended two pilots of GoAir G8-811 from Nagpur to Bangalore after they continued to land despite losing visual reference at about 50 feet above landing in Bangalore thereby violating the mandatory civil aviation requirements.
An official said, “The crew considered wrong visual reference as runway centreline and maneuvered the aircraft to the left of Runway 9. The co-pilot failed to give callout for deviation.” The commander and first officer were suspended for three and six months respectively.
On November 11, the aircraft with 180 passengers onboard, veered off the runway strip and onto the grass upon landing due to low visibility.