Peegate: DGCA slaps Rs 33 lakh superb on Air India; suspends pilot-in-command’s licence for 3 months

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NEW DELHI: The Directorate Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday fined Air India Rs 30 lakh for airline’s lapses after an inebriated flyer allegedly urinated on a co-passenger onboard a New York-Delhi flight of November 26, 2022.
The regulator has additionally suspended the road of the pilot-in-command of that flight, AI 102, and slapped a superb of Rs 3 lakh on the director inflight providers of AI.
“The incident of passenger misbehaviour which occurred on AI-102 flight of November 26, 2022, from New York to New Delhi, got here to the discover of DGCA on January 4, 2023, whereby a male passenger performed himself in a disorderly method and allegedly relieved himself on a feminine passenger. DGCA issued present trigger notices to the accountable supervisor of Air India; director in-flight providers of AI, all of the pilots and cabin crew members of that flight as to why enforcement motion shouldn’t be taken towards them for dereliction of their regulatory obligations. The written reply of Air India and the personnel concerned have been examined,” DGCA mentioned in a press release on Friday.
After inspecting AI response, the regulator has taken strict motion towards the airline. “Accordingly, following enforcement actions have been taken within the on the spot case: Monetary Penalty of Rs 30 Lakh has been imposed on AI for violation of relevant DGCA Civil Aviation Necessities (CAR or guidelines). License Suspension of the pilot-In-command of the mentioned flight for a interval of three months for failing to discharge his duties as per Rule 141 of the Plane Guidelines, 1937 and relevant DGCA Civil Aviation Necessities. Monetary Penalty of Rs 3 Lakh has been imposed on Director-in-flight providers of Air India for failing to discharge her duties as per relevant DGCA Civil Aviation Necessities,” the assertion added.

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