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SpiceJet flight undershoots runway in Guwahati

A SpiceJet flight undershot the runway in Guwahati, Assam, India on 4th December,2020.

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Bengaluru-Guwahati SpiceJet flight undershot the runway in Guwahati on 4th December,2020. Fortunately, while the Boeing B737 touched down before the designated point on the runway, it did so on the paved area and did a safe landing.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded the two pilots operating the flight SG960 and is probing the incident.

“Low clouds on short finals, the pilots lost perception of altitude causing high descent rate, which led to touchdown on threshold, causing hard landing of 2.12G”, sources said to Times of India.

The aircraft was parked and post flight inspection, cut marks on main landing gear were found.

Photo: Times of India

The B737-800’s (registered as VT-SLL) main wheel hit three runway threshold lights during the incident.

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