In its suspension letter, the DGCA said that the pilot "accepted his mistake" and explained that the incident occurred due to "error of judgment based on presumption and inadequate monitoring of ATC instructions
The AIM strongly emphasizes pilot compliance with ATC instructions
. That said, there are boundaries to what controllers can expect from the pilots under their oversight.
SpiceJet, however, said its plane was "following ATC instructions
and taxiing after landing at Delhi".
For most pilots, it's become second nature to read back ATC instructions
entirely, particularly those involving taxi instructions and runway assignments.
- June 2013: Two Boeing 747s narrowly miss colliding over Scotland when one plane turns right and the other left -- effectively doing the opposite of ATC instructions
. - December 2013: A British Airways jumbo jet crashes into a building at Johannesburg airport when the pilot goes down the wrong taxiway.
The Aerobahn platform will also add ATC voice tracking across 20 discreet frequencies to enable users to hear ATC instructions
while viewing surface operations for even greater perspective on real-time operations.
In addition, simulated ATC instructions
were prerecorded and presented to participants via speakers attached to an 80 MHz 386 PC.
The 1987 Canadian Aviation Safety Board Special Investigation contained 28 recommendations for areas such as scanning techniques for controllers, airport signage and markings, mandatory readbacks of ATC instructions
, pilot training and safety promotion.
We received the standard ATC instructions
, and began flying to the IAF.
Starting with ATCs 7110.65, 2-4-3 requires us to "Ensure pilots acknowledge all Air Traffic Clearances and ATC instructions
. When a pilot reads back an ATC clearance or instruction ...
The pilot is required to comply in 6 seconds, the instruction has priority over other ATC instructions
. "Emirates can confirm that flight EK 706 on March 29 from Seychelles to Dubai was involved in an Air Traffic Control incident in Mumbai airspace," an Emirates spokesperson said in the statement.