IndiGo Pilots sacked for mistaken runway

Indian budget airline IndiGo sacked two pilots after they nearly landed a plane on a roadway earlier this year, incorrectly believing it was a runway.

The incident occurred in late February with the aircraft just a few hundred feet from landing on a road that runs near Jaipur airport. The pilots were suspended from duty following a two-month probe.

The airline’s near-miss increases the worries about the safety of India’s aviation industry, steps were taken by the Indian government took to correct safety oversight issues, though the details of those actions weren’t made public.

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