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NEW DELHI: DGCA has suspended the licences of the two pilots of the Jet Airways plane that attempted a take-off from a taxiway at Riyadh airport. The movement comes after Saudi aviation authorities made this damning discovering public following a probe into the incident which had occurred at 00:03 hours native time Riyadh.
The Jet Airways Boeing 737 went off the paved house of Riyadh airport closing Friday (August 3) when it tried to take off using full power from a taxiway parallel to the runway from the place it was presupposed to get air borne for Mumbai.
“Jet Airways B-737 (VT-JFS) flight (9W) 523 headed to Mumbai with 141 passengers and seven crew members overshot taxiway at KKIA (King Khalid Worldwide Airport at Riyadh). Preliminary factual knowledge confirms that the aircraft tried take off from taxiway parallel to take off-designated runway whereas visibility was extreme and no obstacles or FOD (worldwide object particles) on the taxiway. The aircraft accelerated with full take off power and exceeded the taxiway on to unpaved house ending up close to the exit of taxiway.

A senior official of Indian DGCA said it has suspended license of every the pilots involved in runway tour incident at Riyadh pending investigation.
“The fireside and rescue teams have been on the web site immediately, all passengers and crew have been evacuated via the aircraft emergency slides with no accidents. The AIB is conducting a safety investigation into the event with participation of the Airplane Accident Investigation Bureau of India,” it added.

Following Saudi probe report, Jet on Monday said the airline is “in contact with the DGCA and has extended all co-operation with regard to the said incident. The airline will proceed to stay to all requirements as laid down by the regulator. The matter is at current beneath investigation and we won’t contact upon this case. At Jet Airways safety is of paramount significance of its crew and guests.”

Jet had closing Friday said that the incident occurred when their plane was making an attempt to take off from the runway. “Our flight 9W 523 with 142 guests and 7 crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of third August aborted takeoff and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport. All our guests and crew have been evacuated safely with no reported accidents,” the airline had said.
Nevertheless the preliminary probe by Saudi authorities has found that the lane was making an attempt to take off from a taxiway parallel to the take off-designated runway at full power.

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