India's aviation regulator has issued new guidelines to airlines operating at Mumbai International Airport after a Kingfisher Airlines aircraft skidded off the runway.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) says no operations will be allowed on the runway if the surface is wet, and assisted take-offs and landings are not allowed.

One of the two pilots operating aircraft on the runway must be a training captain while the other must have a minimum of 300 hours' flying experience, it adds.

Pilots must also file a de-briefing report after each flight, says the DGCA.

On 10 November, a Kingfisher ATR 72-500 aircraft flying from Bhavnagar skidded off the shortened runway 27A at the Mumbai airport during rainy weather conditions.

All 42 passengers and four crew members on board were not hurt, says the airline.

A Kingfisher spokesman says it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the incident, and adds that the aircraft manufacturer is assessing the damage to the aircraft, which has registration VT-KAC.

Runway 27A, which is 1,738m-long, is a portion of the airport's main runway. On Tuesdays, the runway is partially closed for six hours to allow for construction works on the airport's secondary runway.

The DGCA had allowed short runway operations to take place on runway 27A during this period.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news