Indian airliner in trouble after army general allowed inside cockpit

Indian airliner in trouble after army general allowed inside cockpit

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Indian private low cost airline Go Air has landed in trouble after a top army general on board the Leh-Jammu flight was allowed to sit in the cockpit. The private airliner is under scrutiny after violating safety norms laid down by the directorate of the civil aviation.

After the incident, the director general of the civil aviation has ordered a probe and assured action against those who will be found guilty. Some of the unofficial sources have revealed that the two pilots have been de-rostered.

The incident happened on June 6, 2012 when the flight had general officer commanding (GOC), Lt Gen Ravi Dastane . The flight took off from Leh Airport in the morning and during the flight the army officer reportedly entered the cockpit remained seated there for some time.

The move by the army officer raised eye brows with one of the passengers, who intimated the director general of civil aviation about the breach of security. Bharat Bhushan the director general of civil aviation (DGCA) said, “One of the senior journalists was in the flight and he was the complainant. We are enquiring into it”. The DGCA assured that they will be taking action against the pilots if they have found to have flouted the rules.