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AI pilots 'forget' to extend landing gear; grounded


NEW DELHI: Air India has grounded two pilots who reportedly forgot to increase their Boeing 787’s touchdown gear whilst approaching to land into Hong Kong, until an excessively late stage of the overall manner. Pilots prolong touchdown gear when plane is at 2,000 toes. On this flight ultimate month, the pilots are learnt to have got a warning from the protection programs on board that the plane’s touchdown gear was once now not down when the Dreamliner was once about 800 toes above ground degree.


Sources say that they then decreased the touchdown gear and performed an unstabilised manner into Hong Kong. Fortunately, the Dreamliner landed safely.


A senior AI legitimate stated: “The flight safety department has grounded each the pilots. Both this department and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) are probing this issue. Appropriate action will be taken in keeping with ultimate probe document.”


A senior Dreamliner commander stated: “The staff of the flight performed an unstablised manner, during which the plane was once now not in touchdown configuration by way of 1,000 toes as mandated by way of legislation for safety reasons. While it's human to error, what will have to have be performed in this kind of scenario is to carry out a ignored manner (cross round) and reconfigure the plane accurately for a next approach to land. Unfortunately that was once now not the case over right here. Continuing to land in an unstabilised manner configuration scenario may also be unhealthy.”


This is the second one ‘eventful’ touchdown by way of AI into Hong Kong inside four months. On October 20, an AI Dreamliner had “descended rapidly” and deviated significantly from the normal float trail. This had induced the “a ground proximity warning system alert. The staff recovered the plane at about 200 toes above mean sea degree (AMSL) prior to acting a cross round.” AI had derostered the two pilots after the lapse. However, ultimate October’s issue remains to be being probed to peer whose fault resulted in it — staff error or malfunction in tool touchdown system parts of Hong Kong International Airport.


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