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Six pilots of three airlines de-rostered

india Updated: Nov 11, 2009 23:18 IST

Six pilots of Kingfisher Airlines, GoAir and Air India have been de-rostered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after they violated guidelines while landing on a short runway at Mumbai airport under rainy conditions.

The DGCA also issued notices to the three airlines on the matter asking them to explain why the strict guidelines were not followed by their aircraft while operating on a wet and short runway which was in operation at the Mumbai airport yesterday afternoon, official sources said here.

DGCA has de-rostered in all six pilots of three operators – Kingfisher, Go Air and NACIL, which had yesterday operated flights during wet runway conditions, they said.

The sources said the regulatory body issued show-cause notices to these airlines for alleged violations of its directions regarding wet runway operations.

The stern action by the DGCA came after a Kingfisher aircraft skidded off the runway last evening.