2 SoKor airline pilots fined for violating air traffic regulations—CAAP


CAAP Director General William Hotchkiss III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has penalized two pilots of a South Korean airline for violating air traffic regulations.

Fined US$1,000 each were two pilots of an Air Busan Co. Ltd aircraft for violations of Philippine Civil Aviation Regulation (PCAR) Parts on operation requirements and Part on air traffic control clearances.

The CAAP, in a statement issued Tuesday, did not identify the pilots but according to the agency’s flight operations department, the offense on October 6, 2012, was “busting altitude” or the unauthorized deviation from an assigned height.

Like other air traffic regulators worldwide, the CAAP assigns altitude limits for aircraft to prevent midair collisions.

The decision finding the pilots liable for violating the PCAR was recommended by safety inspectors Rizal Ventura and Alfredo Juliano who investigated the incident.

The CAAP said the flight operations department has been placed under investigation for “various violations” of the PCAR.

Air Busan, a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines, operates flights from Cebu City to the Busan, South Korea’s second largest city.

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  • jpastor

    “… the offense on October 6, 2012″…

    – Dyan magaling ang gobierno… mabagal.

    • tlb6432

      true..but still the adage of ‘better late than never’ applies..

      • kanoy

        sure beats the AMPATUAN (2009) & JASON IVLER (2007) murder trials which have yet to begin

  • blue_lights

    What is wrong with Asiana and their pilots?

    • Billy Reyes

      its a very short articles it will take you seconds to finish reading it, you just read it to find out the answer to your question.

      • blue_lights

        I did read the article, and it doesn’t tell me anything about why Asiana or affiliate pilots have issues of deviating from altitudes they should be flying.

      • Cano Manuel

        Go drive your car in the mud and see why it’s wrong to deviate from ASSIGNED altitude. Some people are just dumb.

      • blue_lights

        You both did not understand my questions. Let me rephrase:

        1) “Why is it that Asiana pilots IN PARTICULAR, appear to have issues with their altitudes when piloting,” because their deviation from appropriate altitude in the Philippines reminds me of the recent San Francisco accident.

        2) to rephrase my second comment: “the short article does not explain why this company’s pilots have this problem, DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH HOW THEY ARE TRAINED?”

        …Cano, I am merely trying to understand these two things, why do you need to be abusive with your response? Since I am dumb and you are so smart, maybe you can answer them for me.

      • Cano Manuel

        Because, blue_lights… Because, blue_lights it is not an exposé on Asiana pilots and San Francisco has nothing to do with the Philippine Aviation Authority.

        If you seek answers to your question, first of all you need to be specific. Second, blog your question somewhere else where it is expected to receive answers whenever a user posts a question, be that question vague or stereotypical.

        And by the way, how did I become abusive for stating my observation? Don’t be hasty in admitting and accusing others of your relative lack of… Well, I have no need to say further.

      • blue_lights

        “Some people are just dumb.” I guess that wasn’t aimed at me, perhaps some random guy on the street that you saw in passing?

        At any rate, you have no answer to my questions so you obviously don’t know much more than me. Ergo, if I am dumb, you must be too!

      • Cano Manuel

        To briefly and hopefully not vaguely but concisely elaborate what the words “some people are just dumb” mean, let me tell you this…

        Yeah, my observation of you compelled me to say so and that includes you. Need more details? Just read the title to know what the NEWS is about. It is not an expose’, nor a feature article or an editorial. So don’t be expecting a lengthy article about Asiana pilots and their conduct of training or agenda and San Francisco aviation guidelines.

      • blue_lights

        Then let me also concisely state that you must be an idiot to think I wanted expose-type answers to my rhetorical questions, which I might add, you stupidly took so literally to begin with.

      • Billy Reyes

        Oh my god! are you serious… I have no words to explain further about it.. ha ha ha!

      • blue_lights

        Yes my questions are serious, and I have rephrased them below so that you can understand them better.

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