2 pilots grounded over cabin pressure lapse
flying licences of two SpiceJet pilots have been suspended for four months each for lapses after their Hyderabad-Jaipur flight suffered cabin pressurisation failure in June.
“Aircraft was involved in an incident of air turn back due to pressurisation failure… showcase notice was issued by DGCA (to the pilots)… crew forgot to put the bleed switch to ‘on’ position during cockpit preparation, departure briefing and after takeoff checklist which resulted in pressurisation failure during climb,” says an order issued by DGCA joint DG, B S Rai.
B737-700 and 2 more B737-800 were inspected and no cracks were found. Boeing intends to include all B737s NGs above 26000 FC for checks.”
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