Monday, December 04, 2017

Singapore Airlines Veers off Mumbai flight pathway, gets close to Juhu Airport

Mumbai: A Singapore Airlines flight to Mumbai strayed off the airport runway flight path and apparently got close to landing at the Juhu airport runway.

The flight in question was SQ422 operating an Airbus A350 from Singapore to Mumbai.

"Due to poor visibility conditions, the runway approach lights were sighted at approximately 1500 feet above ground level. However, due to the early morning sun in their eyes, the pilots were not able to maintain the runway approach lights visually and discontinued the approach to Runway 09 at approximately 1000 feet, in accordance with standard operating procedures," said a statement from Singapore Airlines.

"Air Traffic Control Mumbai then vectored the flight for a subsequent approach onto Runway 09 and the flight landed uneventfully,"
04/12/17 Anirban Chowdhury/Economic Times