ATC

  • Jet Airways flight drops 5000 feet on auto mode, pilots miss 2 ATC warnings 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for passengers on board Jet Airways Mumbai - Brussles flight 9W228 when the aircraft abruptly dropped 5,000 feet in altitude while the pilot was taking a nap or controlled rest and the co-pilot in command was busy working on her tablet. On flights...
  • Pakistani chartered plane makes emergency landing in Lucknow following fuel shortage May 7, 2014

    A Pakistani chartered aircraft, on its way from Lahore to Dhaka with 100 passengers on board, landed in Lucknow under emergency conditions following fuel shortage, airport officials said. The aircraft landed on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot of the aircraft flying over Indian airspace over Uttar Pradesh, informed the Lucknow air...
  • Musharraf's plea for exemption from court appearance dismissed April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's plea seeking exemption from appearing in person in the Akbar Bugti murder case was today dismissed by a court. Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Balochistan High Court dismissed an application submitted on behalf of the former president. Isa directed the government to...
  • Pilot killed in two-seater plane crash, wreckage found in Gondia December 25, 2013

    The young pilot of a two- seater training aircraft, which went missing on Tuesday after it took off from Bisri Airfield in Gondia in Maharashtra, was killed when it crashed into the mountains, Police said on Wednesday. The wreckage of the plane belonging to Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Institute in Gondia...
  • Delhi: Radar screens at IGI airport ATC go blank February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Radar screens at the Air Traffic Control tower at the IGI Airport in the national capital went blank on Friday following power failure caused by accidental switching off of a miniature circuit breaker (MCB) by a worker carrying out an electrical job in ATC, hitting flight operations. Screens of...
  • Jodhpur: Foreign plane enters restricted airspace June 12, 2012

    Jaipur: A foreign chartered aircraft flying from Muscat to Dhaka was detained overnight by authorities in Jaipur after it entered restricted area over Jodhpur airbase but was released on Monday following questioning of its pilot. The aircraft with four crew members on board flew over Jodhpur Airforce area without permission before...
  • Every third flight from Mumbai delayed: Report March 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The on-time performance report of flights at the city airport for January 2012 reads like entries made in the school diary of a habitual adolescent latecomer, except that the latter is more innovative. The excuses run the whole gamut, from the very grave to the mildly serious to the somewhat...
  • Jet-Indigo collision averted at Mumbai airport February 8, 2012

    Mumbai: An Air Traffic Control staff at the Mumbai airport averted a tragedy on Wednesday evening by aborting the takeoff of Jet Airways' Goa-bound flight carrying 158 passengers when another plane was about to touch down. The ATC asked the Jet pilot to abort the takeoff as an IndiGo flight was...
  • Jet Airways-Air India flight collision averted November 7, 2011

    Tiruchirappalli: A possible collision between a Jet Airways flight for Chennai and an Air India Express aircraft headed for Abudhabi was on Monday averted in Tiruchirappalli when ATC personnel scrambled quickly and alerted the pilots. Airport sources said that the ATC staff saw the Air India Express flight, with 170 passengers...
  • Suspicious helicopter lands at Konkan coast October 8, 2011

    Mumbai: A suspicious helicopter on Saturday landed at Harne-Palde in coastal Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra and two unidentified persons allegedly conducted recce of the area after disembarking from it, police said. The Mumbai and Goa Air Traffic Control and Navy have been alerted after the incident, they said. According to locals, the...
  • Mumbai Airport operations back to normal: ATC July 3, 2011

    Mumbai: The failure of the new software being tested at the Mumbai airport delayed only four flights on Sunday morning and the airport is now back to normal, Air Traffic Control officials said. "Four departures from Mumbai were delayed by 15-20 minutes and no arrivals were affected. The Auto Track...
  • ATC failure delays flights at Mumbai airport July 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Around 30 flights at the Mumbai airport were cancelled early Thursday morning as the new Air Traffic Control software undergoing test run failed, airport officials said. The Auto Track-III software, the new upgraded software supplied by the US Defence contractor Raytheon failed between 3.15 am and 4.55 am, forcing the...
  • Pilots' last conversation with ATC before the crash May 26, 2011

    CNN-IBN has accessed the Air Traffic Control conversation with the single engine PC 12 aircraft. Listen in to what happened minutes before the ill-fated air ambulance plummeted. ...
  • Air disaster averted at Mumbai airport June 4, 2010

    Mumbai: A major tragedy was averted at the Mumbai airport on Thursday night when a Kingfisher flight, cleared for landing on a runway where a SpiceJet plane was already stationed, was asked to abort the landing at the last moment. The Mumbai-Chennai SpiceJet flight was about to take off at around...
  • Disaster in waiting at Mumbai airport June 3, 2010

    Mumbai: A disaster is waiting to happen at the Mumbai airport, according to a CNN-IBN exclusive report. CNN-IBN has learnt that a vital radar that can help prevent disasters is lying locked up, gathering dust, for the last two years. The airport has witnessed several cases of near-misses in the recent past. Some...
  • Last conversation between ATC and IX 812 May 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Three days after the Mangalore air tragedy, CNN-IBN takes a glimpse into what happened seconds before the crash. Exclusive details of the last conversation between the pilot and the Air Traffic Control suggest there was absolute calm right before the disaster struck. Mangalore Airport: May 22, 6 am: Air India...
  • ATC vs DGCA: What happened inside flight-4124 November 13, 2009

    The airline regulator DGCA de-rostered six pilots and an ATC official for a narrowly missed crashlanding by a Kingfisher flight on Tuesday. But is the DGCA simply covering its own lapse? CNN-IBN has the transcript of what happened inside the cockpit of flight-4124. ...
  • IAF vs ATC: Blame game on in prez IA near-miss February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: After putting the life of President Pratibha Patil and 148 lives in danger the Air Force and the Civil Aviation Ministry are locked in a bitter blame game. Instead of finding ways to ensure safer skies, investigations are underway both by the DGCA and the Air Force. But...
  • Airspace constraints leading to near misses February 12, 2009

    The growing congestion in the skies has meant a spike in near-misses in the last five years. Many have even gone unreported. It's been in some case literally on a wing and a prayer. Unreported in the media maybe, but every incident is logged meticulously. Air Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak and former...
  • IAF planes serial offenders in breaking flight rules February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The near miss at the Mumbai airport between the Air India Mumbai-Delhi Flight IC 866 and an Indian Air Force helicopter from President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's fleet on Monday was not an isolated case. CNN-IBN has exclusive log book extracts that show how the President's convoy of helicopters broke...
  • Were there UFOs over PM's house? June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Were there some unidentified flying objects over Delhi last Wednesday or was it a security lapse near the Prime Minister's residence? On March 7, 2007, air traffic control radars in Delhi picked up two unidentified flying objects over Delhi moving northwest to south between 0930 hours and 1000 hours...
  • 21 near-misses in '05 and counting September 22, 2006

    New Delhi: The Jet Airways Boeing aircraft and two Sukhoi fighters flying over Rajkot had a close shave on Thursday. The Jet aircraft was just 500 feet away from the Air Force plane when the Jet pilot made a sudden ascent to 26,000 feet. Earlier this week, a Jet Airways plane...
  • Jet flight escapes mid-air collision September 22, 2006

    Rajkot: A Jet Airways Boeing 737 with 89 passengers had a miraculous escape on Thursday after it was involved in a near-collision with a formation of Sukhoi-30 air force fighter jets over the airport. The Boeing developed a technical problem after its pilot resorted to a sudden climb to avoid the...