A SpiceJet flight from Hyderabad to Renigunta made an emergency landing on Wednesday at the Renigunta International Airport in Andhra Pradesh. According to reports, the pilot of the flight identified a snag after take-off following which it was landed safely. There were 40 passengers on-board at the time of the incident.
Earlier on Tuesday, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended flying licences of two SpiceJet pilots for six months after an aircraft operated by them damaged runway edge lights during landing at Kolkata airport, a senior official said.
The incident happened on July 2 when the plane was operating Pune-Kolkata flight.
In recent weeks, the watchdog has been taking strict action against individuals and entities for various violations.
The DGCA’s decision came after replies provided by them to the showcause notice were not satisfactory.
Investigation into the incident found that the aircraft touched down approximately 1,300 feet from runway threshold point, the official said.
This resulted in the plane "further veering to right of runway centerline and damaging runway edge lights," the official added.
The six-month suspension of flying licences is effective from July 2, the date when the incident took place.
With PTI Inputs