An IndiGo Airlines aircraft flying in from Ahmedabad landed on a road right next to the Jaipur airport runway, while landing on February 27, 2016, Hindustan Times reported. Only minutes from hitting the road, the pilots were alerted abroad Ahmedabad-Jaipur flight 6E-237 via the enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) sirens going off in the cockpit. They pulled the aircraft up, with only minutes to spare. While a probe is ongoing into the matter, the pilots have been grounded by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA). According to a statement by IndiGo, passenger safety was not â€œcompromisedâ€. "At IndiGo, the safety and security of customers, crew and the aircraft is the top priority â€“ At no time the safety was compromised. Both the pilot have been taken off from flight duty with immediate effect by IndiGo Chief of Flight Safety pending investigation," the statement read.
So an Indigo aircraft mistook a road in Jaipur for runway and almost landed. That's a compliment for the state govt and slap for airline.— Man Aman Chhina (@manaman_chhina) May 23, 2016