2 pilots grounded over cabin pres­sure lapse

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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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