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Ouch: Indian Airlines Had Five Landing “Incidents” In Two Days

All things considered aviation is incredibly safe. Incidents occur, though fortunately a vast majority of them don’t have any fatalities. While they might make the news, everyone makes it out safely, and there are no major injuries.

Along those lines, two Indian airlines — Spicejet and Air India Express — had a rough start to the week.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the two airlines had a combined total of five incidents on landing. Fortunately there were no fatalities, though you also can’t help but wonder if this is just a really bad coincidence, or reflective of a bigger issue.

So, what happened?

On Monday an Air India Express 737-800 flying from Dammam to Kohzikode had a tail strike on landing; amazingly the plane returned to service about seven hours later
On Monday a Spicejet Dash 8 flying from Bhopal to Surat Gujarat overran the runway by nearly 900 feet
On Tuesday a Spicejet 737-800 flying from Jaipur to Mumbai overran … Read More

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