Ravi Kishan Experiences 'close Shave' In Delhi-bound Gwalior Flight

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Reliving a traumatic airplane experience BJP's Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan, on Sunday spoke to Republic TV stating that he experienced a close shave in Gwalior

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Reliving a traumatic airplane experience BJP's Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan, on Sunday spoke exclusively to Republic TV stating that he experienced a close shave in Gwalior. Sources report that the Gorakhpur MP's aircraft's engine encountered a technical snag on taking off from Gwalior. The flight was reportedly en route to Delhi before it had to do an emergency landing. Kishan had boarded the flight to Gwalior at 4:15 PM to attend a BJP event in Delhi.

Ravi Kishan's close shave, Gwalior airport's technical glitch

In contrast, Gwalior Airport authorities have stated that due to technical glitch the aircraft could not take off. They further stated that the engine could not be started for in an hour. Meanwhile, Ravi Kishan has stated that he had experienced a close shave due to which his flight had to undergo emergency landing. He is currently on board an Air India flight to Delhi.

Delhi Airport: AOCC declares 'Full Emergency' as Jaipur-bound flight returns due to landing gear issues

Jaipur-Delhi aircraft mishap

Earlier on August 19, in a close shave, the Jaipur-bound Alliance Air flight was returned to its starting point at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after a full Emergency was declared at the airport, according to a statement released by IGI airport. The statement further says that the flight was returned due to landing gear problem. Specifically, the nose wheel which is a landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft developed issues. IGI stated that the flight safely landed at 8:25 PM with all 63 passengers on board.

'Tail tip' nearly causes tragedy for Dammam-Kozhikode Air India flight, all 180 passengers safe

DGCA crackdown on landing incident 

After five back-to-back landing mishaps, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), in July had cracked down on safety issues. DGCA had issued a message to airlines expressing their concern over the rise in the number of incidents of overshooting, skidding, hard landing, etc. It further stated that heads of flight safety must instruct pilots to refrain from landing with an unstabilised approach during inclement weather conditions. This announcement had come in the wake of incessant flight mishaps.

DGCA cracks whip over spate of recent aircraft overshooting and tail-tip incidents, issues notice to 12 pilots day after expressing serious concern

Five landing incidents

  • Kolkata - Spice Jet veering off-center:  A SpiceJet Pune- Kolkata flight nearly ran off the runway at  Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata after landing. The flight veered off to the right of the center line and ended up damaging four-runway lights. 
  • Mumbai - Spice Jet Aircraft overshooting: A Spice Jet Jaipur-Mumbai aircraft had skidded overshot the runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport as it landed on the runway.
  • Kozhikode - Air India 'Tail Tip': An Air India Dammam-Kozhikode bound flight with 180 passengers onboard suffered 'tail tip' at Kozhikode airport during landing after its tail touched down the runway.
  • Surat - Spice Jet Aircraft overshooting: A SpiceJet flight from Bhopal overshot the runway after landing at the Surat airport in Gujarat. 
  • Mangalore - Air India overshooting: A tragedy was averted at the Mangalore international airport as an Air India flight coming from Dubai overshot the runway and was stopped just in time.

Close shave at Mangalore airport as Air India flight overshoots runway, gets stuck in run-off grass 

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