Indian Navy saves SpiceJet aircraft from major accident at Goa


Indian Navy on Tuesday (December 17) prevented a major accident mishap at Goa’s Dabolim Airport including a SpiceJet air ship.

SpiceJet flight SG 3568 was going to land at Dabolim Airport when the runway controller Ramesh Tigga saw that the nose landing gear of the aircraft was not deployed, even when the plane was on its last approach.

The Runway Controller quickly alerted the ATC tower where the Duty Air Traffic Controller, Lieutenant Commander Harmeet Kaur informed the incoming aircraft to abort the landing. “The flight landed securely at 0805 hours under the assistance of emergency and safety services,” Indian Navy representative said.

Goa’s Dabolim Airport is worked by the Airports Authority of India as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa. The Q400 air ship, which was working from Surat, had an normal landing according to SpiceJet representative. “During the methodology, when the landing gear was chosen to the down position, the nose landing gear door amber light remained on.

He flew past the ATC for ‘visual check’. ATC passed on that the nose landing gear was not down,” SpiceJet said in an announcement. “According to the ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ all emergency services were activated and the pilot executed a precautionary landing.

On landing, the nose gear was found to be down and locked. The landing was normal and safe,” the airline added.