Friday, August 26, 2016

Laser light distracts Air India pilot near airport

New Delhi: A fight pilot from Air India complained of being distracted by a laser beam during landing at the Delhi airport on Tuesday. The pilot of Air India flight AI 047 (to Delhi) said he was distracted by a laser beam while he was preparing to land on runway 29, from the direction of National Highway 8, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
“The incident took place on Tuesday around 1am when the Air India flight was approaching the airport and had been cleared to land on runway 29. The pilot complained of some distraction and immediately informed the air traffic controller (ATC), who informed the manager on the ground,” said a senior airport official on condition of anonymity. “As per the communion made by the pilot of the said flight with ATC, he had spotted a green laser light close to runway 29 coming from the west side,” the official said.
26/08/16 Asian Age
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