“The monsoon, this year, appears to be strong. If proactive action is not taken to prevent an accident, we will cut a sorry figure,” said captain Mohan Ranganathan, member, CASAC. The CASAC was formed after the Air India Mangalore crash in 2010.
Based on flight operations studied at Patna, Goa and Jam-mu, earlier this month, the safety panel rapped the aviation safety regulator for overlooking such a critical issue.
“It is strange how flight operation inspectors failed to include this point in the monsoon preparatory training for pilots,” said Ranganthan.
Arun Mishra, chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), was not available for comment.