GoAir Airbus A320 pilot was suspended for executing an unorthodox and dangerous take-off from Bengaluru International Airport in fog and low visibility on Monday
The A320 jet from Nagpur (Central India) with 180 people on board, veered off the runway onto the grassland on landing at Bengaluru International Airport in South India.
As the plane began to veer off the runway with both main gears on the grassland, the crew initiated a balked landing, went around and climbed to safety.
After entering a hold at 8000 feet for about 30 minutes the crew decided to divert to Hyderabad (South India), climbed the aircraft to FL280 and landed safely in Hyderabad about 90 minutes after the balked landing.
After landing in Hyderabad the left main gear was found covered with mud.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India, has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
No injuries were reported
— Raghwendra Shukla (@ShuklaRaghav) November 15, 2019