Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jet Airways, Boeing 737-800, VT-JTD: Incident occurred January 22, 2017 at Dhaka International Airport, Bangladesh

Poor training of pilots, crew led to Jet mishap in Dhaka:  Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Inadequate training of pilots and other crew members had led to the fuel tank of a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai hitting the runway on landing at Dhaka International Airport last year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said.

There was a serious damage to the aircraft, and as many as 168 passengers on board had a narrow escape in the accident that took place in January 2017. The aviation regulator has made the observation in its investigation report submitted to the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Flight 9W-276 had bounced with its nose-up higher than the normal on initial touchdown. The pilot in command then took over the controls in a second attempt, and the aircraft finally taxied, exiting the runway.

An inspection showed rubbing marks on the tail and damaged underbelly of the aircraft. The plane had to be grounded, and its return to Mumbai was cancelled.

DGCA noted that during the "shutdown procedure", the crew did not pull the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR CB) out as required for the aircraft not equipped with the CVR 'Auto switch.' The relevant CVR recording was overwritten and was unavailable for investigation, the report reads.

"Processes and procedures followed by the training department to assess crew proficiency do not have the system of addressing specific deficiency", the report said, adding that an absence of documented training profiles to remove deficiencies was observed during the assessment.

In its recommendations to the airline, DGCA said, "Review the flight crew training processes and procedures to address the flight crew proficiency which should include specific training profiles."

The responsibility to preserve data after such occurrences to engineering and maintenance personnel may also be reiterated, it said.

It is for the second time in the recent past that DGCA has expressed concern over the training of crew from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) or airlines. Last month, DNA exclusively reported DCGA's findings that "lack of coordination between ATC controllers" led to the December 2016 face-off between SpiceJet and IndiGo aircraft at Delhi's airport.

Original article can be found here ➤


On  22.01.2017,  M/s  Jet  Airways  Ltd.  B737-800  aircraft  VT-JTD  while operating  flight  9W-276  (Mumbai to Dhaka) was involved in a serious incident at Dhaka on 22.01.2017 during landing. The aircraft took off from Mumbai at around  0345 UTC and landed at Dhaka airport at around 0556 UTC. At the time of landing First officer was the pilot flying and PIC was the pilot  monitoring.  As the  aircraft  approached close  to  the  runway,  PIC observed that they were high on glide and immediately the  corrective actions were taken by the First officer.  On initial touchdown the aircraft bounced with nose-up attitude higher than the normal. Thereafter, PIC took over the controls aircraft touchdown in second attempt. Thereafter thrust reversers were deployed and aircraft exited the runway, taxied to the parking bay.  After engines were shut down, AME was informed about the suspected hard landing.  During the post flight walk  around inspection at Dhaka, rubbing marks were observed on the tail skid and underbelly of the aircraft. Ministry  of Civil Aviation constituted a Committee of Inquiry to investigate the cause of the incident under Rule 11 of Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules 2012.

Final investigation report of serious incident:

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