Monday, April 20, 2020

Air India pilot issues 'high risk' alert after spotting kites in sky

Thiruvananthapuram: A pilot landing a flight at Thiruvananthaputram International Airport gave a high risk alert to air traffic control tower after spotting a group of kites in the sky.The air traffic control authorities immediately asked the terminal manager to take necessary actions.
The manager informed the police control room. Following this, special police force tracked the children who were flying the kites.
The incident happened on Sunday morning. The Air India Express flight was returning from Sharjah after dropping off 40 tons of vegetables and fruits there, before the pilot complained to the air traffic control.The pilot informed that the disturbance was created by more than 25 small and big kites
near the Poonthura- Paruthikkuzhi Muttathara area.
The kites had touched the engine of the flight. The pilot told the control tower that the flight was landed with a lot of difficulty.
20/04/20 Mathrubhumi
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