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Two pilots suspended in Chi over aborted landing

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, May 9: Authorities have suspended and revoked the licenses of two pilots with the state-run Chi Eastern airline over an aborted landing that could have caused a crash, officials said on Monday. On May 1, Chi Eastern’s domestic flight MU 5443 between Chengdu and Kangding cities in Sichuan province cancelled a landing at the last minute for which it was fined some $7,600, EFE news reported. The Airbus A-319 suffered damage to its tail and undercarriage when it attempted to land too fast and too abruptly in bad weather conditions at the Kangding airport, located at an altitude of 4,200 meters. The impact forced the pilots to take off again immediately. The plane did not attempt to land again, and flew back to Chengdu where it had departed from, around 325 km away. (IANS)

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