Air Traffic Control

  • Mumbai Police to seek explanation on use of drone for pizza delivery May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a city-based pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai Police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment. Police will also...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog February 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snow-covered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had lost...
  • Fire in ATC hits flight operations at Chennai airport March 12, 2013

    Chennai: Flight operations were affected after a minor fire broke out in the air traffic control room at Chennai airport in the wee hours on Tuesday. The flames were noticed by the staff at around 2.45 am, official sources said, adding five five tenders were pressed into service and the...
  • No disinvestment of Air India: Vayalar Ravi October 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday ruled out disinvestment of Air India saying it is trying to bring the cash strapped national carrier to 'no-profit, no-loss' status. "There is no plan of disinvestment in Air India or to bring an IPO in the near future by the government. As a...
  • Plane crashes in Indonesia; 18 on board dead October 1, 2011

    Bahorok: The bodies of all 18 people who were on board a plane that crashed into the jungle-covered mountains of western Indonesia were recovered from the wreckage on Saturday, an official said. The Spanish-designed CASA C-212 lost contact with air traffic control early on Thursday while flying from North Sumatra to...
  • Cracks in windscreen, plane makes priority landing September 18, 2011

    Kolkata: A Port Blair-Kolkata Air India flight made a priority landing in Sunday after its wind screen developed cracks shortly before touching down, airport sources said. Air India's flight AI-788 with 59 passengers on board took off from Port Blair on scheduled time at 8.15 am. But shortly before landing at...
  • 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. ...
  • Flight collision averted at Mumbai airport May 27, 2010

    Mumbai: A major mishap was averted at the city airport after an Indigo aircraft entered the runway instead of turning into the taxiway. The IndiGo aircraft, as per ATC instructions, was supposed to turn into the taxiway. However, it entered the runway, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) statement said...
  • US airport staff let kid direct air traffic, inquiry underway March 4, 2010

    New York: An investigation is underway into why a young child, apparently under an adult's supervision, was allowed to direct air traffic at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport, US authorities said on Wednesday. In transmissions broadcast by local media, the young child -- whose age is unknown...
  • Air India, Jet flights avert collision at Mumbai airport May 31, 2009

    Mumbai: An aviation disaster was averted at Mumbai airport on Sunday when two aircraft got clearance to take off simultaneously from two runways but the pilots stopped the planes in the nick of time, an airport official said. The incident occurred at 0727 hours IST when Air India's Mumbai-Delhi and Jet...
  • Congestions, near misses endanger air space December 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Last month, two planes were given take off clearance at the Delhi airport. There are no parallel runways at the airport, they converge after a mile. Both pilots had one mile — a few minutes of flying time — to take evasive action. This happened not once, but...