Air India grounds two pilots after its Hong Kong flight ‘descended rapidly’, probe ordered


Air India has derostered two pilots after their aircraft “descended rapidly and deviated significantly from the normal glide path” while approaching to land in Hong Kong on October 20. According to a “serious accident bulletin” issued by Hong Kong’s Transport and Housing Bureau (THB), this triggered “a ground proximity warning system alert.

The crew recovered the aircraft at about 200 feet above mean sea level (AMSL) before performing a go around.” A senior AI official said, “The pilots were derostered (taken off flying duties) and investigation was started immediately.”

The incident happened when the Boeing 787 (VT-ANE) Dreamliner was approaching to land at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with 197 passengers and 10 crew members at 6.14 am (local time) on October 20, 2018. The flight AI 314 had originated at Delhi. Read More

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