Saturday, November 05, 2016

Mumbai, Juhu airports unfit for emergency ops: AAI staffer

Obstacles such as high-rise buildings have rendered Mumbai airport and Juhu aerodrome unsafe and unfit for emergency operations/landings involving aircraft which may have any technical snag.
These claims form part of the report on aviation safety in the western region prepared on October 16 by then deputy general manager, air safety, Airport Authority of India (AAI), S. Mangala, who was recently transferred to Kolkata.
Ms Mangala on Thursday wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju where she attached the aviation safety report and pointed out security lapses at Mumbai airport.
In her letters, Ms Mangala alleged that there was a complete breakdown in safety standards at Mumbai airport and Juhu aerodrome which rendered operations at both these airports unsafe.
05/11/16 Ashita Dadheech/The Asian Age