The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) indicated “serious procedural lapses" in the emergency procedures carried out on Friday, Aug 27 by cabin crew were suspended.
However,Jet Airways, maintained that the crew of the Mumbai-Chennai flight “initiated a precautionary evacuation on the taxiway due to a suspected fire around the left engine.
“The precautionary evacuation was carried out in the interest of safety of the guests and the crew. The crew carried out the evacuation in accordance with standard operating procedures. Subsequent inspection of the engine has indicated that there was no fire," the airline said.
The DGCA said it was treating the incident as “serious" and added a formal investigations would be carried out by a team comprising Director Air safety Mumbai, Flight Operation Inspector and Cabin Safety Incharge of DGCA.