The DGCA has decided to ground for three months the pilots of a private aircraft that flew Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Bhubaneswar Monday for not clearing pre-flight medical checks, including the mandatory breathalyser test.
It has also issued a notice to the owner of the nine-seater Falcon 2000 plane, GMR Aviation — which Rahul is known to use regularly for his election campaign trips — asking why their licence should not be cancelled.
A DGCA official said all flights operated by GMR Aviation between March 12 and April 14 this year were found to have skipped some tests for the crew and that the breathalyser machine was not “serviceable” for the last one month.
DGCA has also decided to take action against the doctor who issued the pre-flight medical certificate to the crew despite the breathalyser machine not working. “An FIR will be filed against the doctor. We will also write to Medical Council of India and Delhi Medical Council to cancel the licence of the doctor,” the official said.
Reached for comment, a GMR spokesperson said: “We have just received the said notice and it is currently being examined. Hence we are not in a position to comment instantaneously.”
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