Two Training Aircraft Crashes in India in One Day Result in Regulator Ordering Audit of All Flight Schools

India’s Flight Training Industry saw two separate non-fatal training aircraft crashes on March 16 – resulting in the aviation regulator, DGCA, ordering a safety audit of all Flight Schools in the country. The latest two crashes follow a string of crashes over the past few years as India scales up its domestic flight training infrastructure.

The two crashes on the 16th of March were a Cessna 152 aircraft from Falcon Aviation Academy which crash landed on the runway as well as a Piper PA34 Seneca from Alchemist Aviation which belly-landed on the runway following the pilot forgetting to deploy the landing gear.

DGCA chief Arun Kumar said strict action will be taken against those compromising safety. “We will carry out a complete safety audit of all the FTOs in the country and shall take strict action against those compromising safety,”.

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