Kingfisher unsafe to fly, says DGCA

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New Delhi, Jan 5: In a further blow to the already broken winged Kingfisher Airlines, a report by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the cash-strapped carrier's safety could be in question. The DGCA chief will meet Kingfisher Airlines Chief Vijay Mallya on Thursday, Jan 5, to discuss on the safety norms.

A financial audit carried out by the DGCA found that the Airline's safety could be affected. The report says that the financial status of the airline could invertedly affect the safety related issues. [Get latest info on Kingfisher flights]

A prima facia case could restrict Kingfisher's operations. On the other hand, Kingfisher said that no-interference can be drawn. Over 24 pilots have resigned from their jobs in past two months and around 117 Kingfisher licences have been cancelled. In the winter season, the airline didn't operate 175 flights due to the non-availability of aircraft.

Emphasising on the safety issues, DGCA Chief Bharat Bhushan asserted that DGCA is strict about the safety norms.

Kingfisher and Air India Express officials were summoned by the DGCA to assure the air safety measures.

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