A fun trip for a group of models has left Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in shock after a private video surfaced showing nine models posing on an airstrip as a private plane takes off dangerously close to them.
Confirming the incident, DGCA said that an inquiry has been initiated against the private plane company and the group of models used in the video.
Speaking further, DGCA said that information of the location is not divulged yet, while it seems the video was shot in Rajasthan since the company bearing the name on the aircraft as seen in the video is operational in the state.
Notably, the private small aircraft listed in DGCA website as ‘VT-SAI’ is a Cessna Grand Caravan C208B aircraft that belongs to Supreme Airlines operating in the state of Rajasthan.
Supreme Airlines in association with State Government of Rajasthan, on the other hand, is famous for its services in Air Charters, Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Maintenance, Air Tours, Aircraft Rentals, Airport Equipment and Aviation Consulting.
The aircraft — Cessna 208 Caravan — used in the video is developed by Cessna Aircraft Company based out of US.
The airplane typically seats nine to fourteen passengers with a single pilot.
Using models to stand on the airstrip — just before the aircraft took off — violates major aviation rules, moreover with smaller aircraft the pilot at times manoeuvres the plane to generate thrust needed to lift the plane.
Reportedly, the video appearing to be MMS clip was brought to DGCA’s attention on Thursday.
Models stood on airstrip as pvt plane took off from right behind them,DGCA Sources say probe has begun for aviation security rules violation pic.twitter.com/CjP5WHPkjd
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2017