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Daily brief: Another pilot fails dope test, fourth such incident

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Pilots who fail the dope-test the second time will have their flying licence suspended for three years (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Pilots who fail the dope-test the second time will have their flying licence suspended for three years (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2022 10:05 PM IST

Two pilots flying at 37,000 feet fall asleep, miss runway to land

Flight ET-343 continued following the route planned by the Flight Management Computer, without, however, descending. Air traffic controllers tried to contact the pilots several times but did not receive a response.

Flight ET-343 – a Boeing 737 – was scheduled to land at the Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia. (Representation purpose)(File Photo / REUTERS)
Flight ET-343 – a Boeing 737 – was scheduled to land at the Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia. (Representation purpose)(File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 04:01 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

DGCA issues norms to assess health of trans pilot applicants

The move comes weeks after transgender trainee pilot, Adam Harry, had alleged that he was denied a commercial pilot’s license because he was undergoing hormone therapy.

According to the new rules, class 2 or class 3 (initial) medical examiners taking up cases of transgender pilots will obtain a detailed medical report from the treating specialist assisting the applicant in gender re-appropriation/ re-assignment and fill out the examination report on the regulator’s website.(File Photo/REUTERS)
According to the new rules, class 2 or class 3 (initial) medical examiners taking up cases of transgender pilots will obtain a detailed medical report from the treating specialist assisting the applicant in gender re-appropriation/ re-assignment and fill out the examination report on the regulator’s website.(File Photo/REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 05:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Arunachal's Hollongi greenfield airport set to be operational from August 15

AAI conducts first flight test landing at Arunachal greenfield airport, State Civil Aviation Minister Nakap Nalo said the pilots appreciated the runway and other infrastructure at the airport after the test landing.

Arunachal Pradesh's Hollongi greenfield airport set to be operational from August 15, conducts first flight test landing (Twitter/PemaKhanduBJP)
Arunachal Pradesh's Hollongi greenfield airport set to be operational from August 15, conducts first flight test landing (Twitter/PemaKhanduBJP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 09:54 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Itanagar

Watch | US pilot makes emergency landing on highway amid traffic as engine fails

Vincent Fraser, the pilot, had only recently acquired his licence and was flying a single-engine aircraft with his father-in-law when the incident happened.

Plane makes emergency landing on highway in North Carolina, US. (Twitter)
Plane makes emergency landing on highway in North Carolina, US. (Twitter)
Published on Jul 10, 2022 03:08 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami
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