Friday, July 06, 2018

Pilot Of The Ghatkopar Plane Crash Warned ATC Of Rough Weather Conditions In His Last Call

On June 28 afternoon, a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop owned by the U.Y Aviation industries after it was sold off by the Uttar Pradesh government, crashed in Ghatkopar suburbs killing five people.
Now a new development on the case has taken place that reports, the pilot of the aircraft, P.S Rajput had warned the Juhu Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) that the weather was too bad for them to fly. The plane was also flying at a very low altitude than what it was supposed to fly.

According to India Today, the conversation between the ATC and the pilot took place at a frequency of 118.1 Mhz. The ATC advised Rajput to turn right for landing on the Mumbai airport path.

Rajput repeated ATC’s instructions to give confirmation and cited the rough weather conditions by saying, “Yes, the weather is bad”. The ATC asked the aircraft to turn right towards the Juhu aerodrome but lost contact ten minutes before the plane could have made a secure landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport.
06/07/18 Kirti Gupta/India Times

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