A domestic commerical airliner in India has been recently found to have flouted flight safety norms almost four months back. The captain of the aircraft allowed a supernumerary pilot to undertake landing, when that pilot was neither qualified nor authorised for piloting duties!
Indian DGCA recommended suspension of the concerned airline’s flight safety officer. The airline temporarily suspended the captain but cocking a snook at the management, the captain has been hurriedly reinstated at the behest of a ‘Bollywood’ actor .
Looks like filmstars in India determine the safety norms in the Indian skies rather than DGCA!
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