Friday, October 28, 2016

Timely Intervention By ATC Averts Mishap At Gaya Airport

A timely intervention by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) averted a major mishap at the Gaya airport after a Myanmar Airways International aircraft intruded into the runway on which an Air India aircraft was to land.

Aviation regulator DGCA has started its probe in to the incident, which took place yesterday, sources said.

The incident apparently happened due to some "miscommunication," issue, sources said.

According to sources Myanmar Airways Yangon bound flight MMA 602 was given "clearance" for taxiing by the ATC to a "holding point" via alpha taxiways.

Around the same time, an Air India flight from Rangoon for Delhi via Gaya, which was about 6 nautical miles, was to land a little later.

"The Air Traffic Control, however, noticed that the aircraft had breached the holding point on runway 2A, forcing the ATC to instruct commander to manoeuvre the area and come back to the holding point," Gaya airport sources said.
28/10/16 PTI/NDTV