SpiceJet plane undershoots runway at Guwahati airport

A SpiceJet plane undershot the runway while landing at Guwahati airport on December 4, but no one was hurt in the incident, senior DGCA officials said on December 5.

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded the two SpiceJet pilots who were operating the SG960 Bengaluru-Guwahati flight, they said on December 5.

“They (pilots) have been off-rostered. It (matter) is under investigation,” an unnamed official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Officials said that while the plane landed before the designated point on the runway at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. None of the passengers were affected.

Few runway lights damaged at Guwahati airport

“However, some of the runway lights were damaged while landing the SG960 Bengaluru-Guwahati flight,” an official said.

SpiceJet did not respond to PTI’s queries on the matter.

It was not clear how many passengers were onboard the plane when the incident occurred at the Guwahati airport.

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