Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Posted at: Aug 21, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Aug 21, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)

Flights halted at IGI Airport after pilot spotted ‘drone’

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20

Flights at IGI Airport were halted as a “drone like object” was spotted by an IndiGo jet pilot.

According to a senior official, while the pilot was flying in the vicinity of a domestic airport, he spotted the drone and reported the matter to the Air Traffic Control (ATC).

Around 2 pm in the afternoon the pilot of an IndiGo flight saw the drone-like object in the sky approximately 3 nautical miles from the runway, said an official.

According to the pilot, he saw the flying object 900-ft above the ground just a few minutes after the take-off.

A few months ago a similar incident was reported when a pilot of another IndiGo airlines flight from Dehradun had told authorities that he spotted a drone some 100 m below the aircraft, while landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. 

It was revealed that a drone camera was being used to prepare a film shoot. Three persons were arrested in this matter.


All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On