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Flying Getting Riskier in India as Safety Incidents Surge

  • Violations include drunk pilots, planes getting too close
  • U.S. FAA had downgraded India’s safety rating once in 2014
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It’s getting increasingly unsafe to fly in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market.

Air safety incidents that prompted regulatory action reached 280 this year, beating the 275 all of last year, data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation showed. At this pace, the number may rise to more than 400 by the end of 2016, making it the worst in three years for aviation safety, according to New Delhi-based DGCA.