Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pilot Spots 'Paragliders', Juhu Airport On High Alert

Mumbai: A pilot's warning about spotting paragliders in the airspace around the Juhu airport has resulted in a security scare.

The pilot, who was taxiing towards the main runway from the hangar with 11 passengers and a co-pilot on January 13, said he saw "six paragliders at an altitude of 1,000 to 1,500 feet above sea level".

He aborted takeoff to his offshore location and alerted Air Traffic Control (ATC), saying the gliders were in the airspace roughly above the JW Marriott. The ATC called pilots who had taken off just before the Pawan Hans, but they all said they had seen no suspicious objects.

The local police and the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) were also alerted. Airport Authorities of India officials said they have sought additional deployment at several gates and hangars and along the airport periphery.
19/01/16 Neha LM Tripathi/Mid Day/NDTV

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