Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dead foxes on runway: Surat airport authority shares incident report

Surat: The Surat airport authorities have finally submitted its incident report on two fox carcasses found on the runway after the landing of the Udaipur-Surat flight on December 19 last year.
TOI had published a story on June 6 this year highlighting that the airport authorities had declining to share the incident report into the recovery of the two fox carcasses under the Right to Information Act (RTI).
In reply to an RTI application filed by social activist Rajesh Modi, the airport authorities had confirmed the recovery of two for carcasses from the runway, but had refused to provide the copy of the incident report stating it to be a ‘legal and operational’ matter.
After a further appeal to the higher authorities of Airport Authority of India (AAI) under RTI, the Surat airport officials shared the incident report with the RTI activist.
The report stated that the foreign object debris (FOD) was reported after the landing of Udaipur-Surat flight. The flight captain reported some remains of dead animals during the landing.
However, after inspection by the airport authorities, the carcasses were found on the runway. The previous departures from the runway including Surat-Hyderabad and Surat-Jaipur flights were informed about the findings on the runway, but they reported that the operation was normal.
20/08/20 Times of India
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