SpiceJet plane undershoots runway in Guwahati

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The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded two pilots who were operating a SpiceJet flight that undershot the runway in Guwahati on Friday.

According to the details, a SpiceJet Bengaluru-Guwahati flight undershot the runway while landing at the destination on Friday (December 4). Luckily, while the Boeing 737 touched down before the designated point on the runway, it did so on the paved area and not on the unpaved part and had a safe landing.

Aviation regulator, DGCA, has grounded the two SpiceJet pilots who were operating the SG960 Bengaluru-Guwahati flight. Officials said that while the plane landed before the designated point on the runway, none of the passengers were affected.

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“However, some of the runway lights were damaged while landing the SG960 Bengaluru-Guwahati flight,” an official said.

Sources say due to “low clouds on short finals (just before landing), the pilots lost perception of altitude causing high descent rate which led to touchdown on threshold causing hard landing of 2.12G.” The B737-800’s (VT-SLL) main wheel hit and damaged three runway threshold lights during landing.

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The SpiceJet plane is fit for flying and has conducted multiple flights post the runway incident on Friday, the officials said. Taking note of the matter, the DGCA has ordered that the two pilots should be grounded.

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