Spice Jet receives a notices from DGCA after it skid off the runway

Spice Jet caught a show-cause notification from Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday following its aircraft skidded off the runway.

Due to wet tarmac and heavy rainfall, a Spice Jet aircraft from Pune skid off from the runway at the Kolkata Airport on June 2.

Passengers were deplaned after the event and conveyed to a safer area. The flight regulator completed the show cause notice demanding why no action should be taken upon them.

A Spice Jet spokesperson said “We are in receipt of the show-cause notices issued by the DGCA. Safety is the core value of our operations and is a shared objective of both the DGCA and Spice Jet. We will take all possible steps that may be required to further strengthen our safety mechanism,”

On June 3, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said such incidents happen sometimes due to extreme rains.

“Everything is under control and there is no cause of concern,” he said.

Among the incidents were Air India Express and Spice Jet aircraft overshooting the runway in Mangaluru and Surat airports, respectively on June 30.

On July 1, other incidents including a tail tip incident of an aircraft of Air India Express at Kozhikode airport, a SpiceJet aircraft overshooting the runway in Mumbai and a SpiceJet aircraft`s hard landing in Kolkata airport.

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