New Delhi, September 12: Air India Captain (Director-Operations) Amitabh Singh will be put off-roster during the investigation in an incident wherein he operated AI-302 Delhi-Sydney on Sept 7 on low fuel and has failed to provide a reason for it before Director General Of Civil Aviation official (DGCA). The following news was confirmed by the Director of DGCA to ANI. Air India Passengers Engage in Verbal Spat With Crew After Flight Gets Delayed at Mumbai Airport, Watch Video.
As part of the regulations, a pilot is required to compulsorily report certain incidents, including low fuel situation during a flight, to the DGCA. Singh had failed to file the mandatory report on the low fuel situation to the DGCA, though he informed the airline. The incident came under the scanner of both Indian and Australian aviation regulators.
Check ANI tweet:
Director General Of Civil Aviation official to ANI: Air India Capt (Director Ops) Amitabh Singh (in file pic) to be put off-roaster during investigation in an incident wherein he operated AI-302 Delhi-Sydney on Sept 7 on low fuel,&has failed to provide a reason for it before DGCA pic.twitter.com/yBVXkVvxya
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
Even though Singh had filed a voluntary report about the incident with the airline, but since he didn't report to the DGCA within the stipulated 24 hours, the airline will put him off the roster during the investigation in the case.