Pilot grounded for ‘allowing’ car mechanics to repair helicopter

  |   India News

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded a pilot of Mumbai-based private charter airline Varva Aviation for allegedly allowing car mechanics to repair a helicopter engine recently.

The incident took place on October 12, 2016 when Varva Aviation's chairman Avinash Bhosale was travelling in Augusta 109 VT-VCA aircraft from Goa to Pune via Kolhapur.

"Although the pilot has refused any snag, we suspect that car mechanics were called to repair the helicopter after which the flight flew to Pune," the official said.

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