India's DGCA Fines IndiGo For Repeated Tail Strikes


The DGCA has levied a penalty of 3 million rupees ($36,475) for deficiencies in the carrier’s documentation and procedures of operations training, engineering, and flight data monitoring. Indigo’s response to the regulator’s show cause notice was reviewed at various levels of the government and found to be unsatisfactory.


A tail strike occurs when the aft fuselage (tail) of an airplane comes in contact with the runway during either takeoff or landing. According to the aviation website Skybrary, statistically, the majority of tail strikes occur on landing. “Tail strikes most often occur as a result of human error although environmental factors, such as strong gusty winds, can increase the potential for an event,” Skybrary says.


This incident highlights the importance of proper documentation and procedures in ensuring the safety of air travel. It is crucial for airlines to adhere to established guidelines and regulations to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of passengers and crew. The DGCA's actions serve as a reminder of the importance of maintaining high standards in the aviation industry.

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