India's aviation regulator has reportedly suspended two pilots after a Jet Airways plane overshot runway at King Khalid International Airport
India's aviation regulator has reportedly suspended two pilots after a plane overshot a runway at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
According to media reports, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken the action against two pilots of a Jet Airways flight following an incident on August 3.
A senior DGCA official was quoted as saying: "The DGCA has suspended the licence of both the pilots involved in the runway excursion incident at Riyadh, pending investigations."
According to a Jet Airways statement, the incident occurred on Friday when Flight 9W-523 aborted take-off and departed the runway.
There were no casualties and all the 142 passengers and seven crew members of the Mumbai-bound flight were evacuated safely, it added.
The Aviation Investigation Bureau (AIB) of Saudi Arabia is investigating the incident jointly with the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of India.