Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Man tries to scare away birds, comes close to taxiing aircraft

New Delhi: There was a scare at IGI airport after an official deployed near the runway to scare away birds crossed the taxiway while an Air India flight was taxing for takeoff.
The pilot of flight AI-463 subsequently informed the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the staff member was whisked away by a 'follow me' vehicle.
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates the IGI airport, however, said that the staff member employed to chase away birds from the runway was at a safe distance from the plane. The incident took place on September 9.
"On September 9 at 11.43am, AI-463 reported that one person crossed Taxiway 'P' from left to right. The transmission was monitored by Airside Monitoring Inspector (In Follow Me vehicle) and he immediately rushed to the mentioned position. It was found that aircraft had reported the staff deployed in between Taxiway 'P' and Runway 10-28 for scaring birds," said a DIAL spokesperson.
26/09/17 Times of India

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