"However, as the reply received was not satisfactory, the first officer was suspended for a period of three months on Friday by the DGCA," they said.
The three-month period of suspension would be counted from the date of the incident.
Pilot-in-command Capt Kiran Sangwan of the AirAsia Delhi-Srinagar flight was given a warning by the DGCA on Friday for not "overseeing the function of the first officer properly", the sources said.
"The pilot-in-command has been warned to be more vigilant in the future. Since she was grounded since the date of the incident, she was allowed to resume her flying duties from Friday onward by the DGCA," they said.
When a flight sends 7500 code, the ATS facilities nearby get the message that this plane has been hijacked. The ATS facility, where the plane is expected to land, then asks pilots to confirm if the plane has been hijacked.
If the pilots confirm that the plane has been hijacked, the ATS then has to inform security officials so that subsequent action can be taken.
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