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Air India may soon start ‘scenic joy flights’ to bank on wanderlust

Airline officials familiar with the developments told HT that these “scenic joy flights” will be low-flying expeditions that give passengers an aerial tour of famous spots in India
Health experts, however, warned that these flights may be an avoidable risk at a time when cases in India are still rising, and that only essential travel is recommended.(HT Photo)
Health experts, however, warned that these flights may be an avoidable risk at a time when cases in India are still rising, and that only essential travel is recommended.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

Kozhikode mishap has striking parallel with 2010 Mangaluru crash

Both mishaps occurred during landing at tabletop airports in rainy conditions and both aircraft overshot the runway.
The mangled remains of the Air India Express flight that split into two after overshooting the runway in Kozhikode on Friday night.(PTI)
The mangled remains of the Air India Express flight that split into two after overshooting the runway in Kozhikode on Friday night.(PTI)
Published on Aug 08, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Timess, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

At least 57 dead as Pakistan plane crashes in residential area in Karachi

The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members has crash- landed into the Jinnah Housing Society located near the airport, a spokesperson of the national carrier said.
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan(AP)
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan(AP)
Updated on May 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Investigators reveal final moments of Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash

The death of Bryant, 41, an 18-time NBA all-star and one of the most admired athletes around the globe, sent shockwaves through the sports and entertainment worlds.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimated Bryant’s luxury passenger helicopter hit the ground at a speed of more than 2,000 feet (610 m) per minute.(AP)
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimated Bryant’s luxury passenger helicopter hit the ground at a speed of more than 2,000 feet (610 m) per minute.(AP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2020 10:17 AM IST
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AirAsia pilot suspended for overshooting runway during Mumbai-Indore flight

Earlier this month, DGCA had suspended the licence of a GoAir captain for six months and that of a co-pilot for three months for a runway excursion that also took place in November last year.
An Air Asia pilot has been suspended for overshooting runway in November 2019(AFP Photo)
An Air Asia pilot has been suspended for overshooting runway in November 2019(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Indigo flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai after technical snag

The flight that took off from Bengaluru 50 minutes after its scheduled time of 6.15 pm, was scheduled to land in Mumbai at 8.20 pm.
ATC officials confirmed that the aircraft safely landed in Mumbai at 8.29 pm on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
ATC officials confirmed that the aircraft safely landed in Mumbai at 8.29 pm on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNeha LM Tripathi

IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai after pilot suspects problems in engine

Although the airline said flight 6E-463 made a “priority landing” — a lower form of emergency in which the pilot contacts the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for early landing as a precautionary step — the Mumbai airport said it was an “emergency landing”.
A file photo of IndiGo Airlines(Reuters file photo)
A file photo of IndiGo Airlines(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Safety drill delays flights, hassles fliers at Mumbai airport

The bomb threat evacuation drill is an annual exercise carried out by the airport’s security, during which the domestic terminal is evacuated.
An airport official said the drill is conducted once a year and involves the Central Industrial Security Force, fire department, Airports Authority of India, local police and airport security officials.(HT image)
An airport official said the drill is conducted once a year and involves the Central Industrial Security Force, fire department, Airports Authority of India, local police and airport security officials.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

2 IndiGo pilots suspended for 2 months for flying plane with tail support attached

During loading or unloading of any kind of cargo in an aircraft, the tail support or ‘tail prop’ is used to prevent the plane from tipping over backwards.
Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday suspended two IndiGo pilots for two months for flying a Hyderabad-Vijaywada flight on July 24 with the tail support attached(PTI)
Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday suspended two IndiGo pilots for two months for flying a Hyderabad-Vijaywada flight on July 24 with the tail support attached(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 08:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Air traffic control responsible for 2016 near mid-air collision over Delhi

An IndiGo flight from Delhi to Bengaluru and KLM Royal Dutch Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight came close to each other over Delhi airspace on November 2, 2016.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found serious lapses on the part of air traffic controllers in Delhi while investigating a case of a near miss between IndiGo and KLM flights over the airspace in the national capital in 2016.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found serious lapses on the part of air traffic controllers in Delhi while investigating a case of a near miss between IndiGo and KLM flights over the airspace in the national capital in 2016.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 02:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

New ATC tower at IGI airport, Delhi to start operations by month-end

Officers said the new set up will also help the controllers divide the air space into nine sectors.
Vineet Gulati, member (air navigation services) said that at present the new tower is being tested for its efficiency and to check the navigation systems installed in it.(HT Photo)
Vineet Gulati, member (air navigation services) said that at present the new tower is being tested for its efficiency and to check the navigation systems installed in it.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 06:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

Cyclone-hit Bhubaneswar airport became operational in 12 hours

In one of the happier stories emerging from the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, it emerges that the Airports Authority of India which runs the airport took just 12 hours to make it operational after the cyclone.
One day, Bhubaneswar airport had its roof blown-off. The next day, it was back to operating flights.(PTI)
One day, Bhubaneswar airport had its roof blown-off. The next day, it was back to operating flights.(PTI)
Published on May 13, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

AirAsia plane makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

According to an official in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Delhi airport, the pilot had requested for emergency landing.
Representative image(REUTERS)
Representative image(REUTERS)
Updated on May 13, 2019 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

This is totally a new one for us: Pilot turns around flight after mother forgets baby at airport

A video clip of the pilot requesting permission from the Air Traffic Control is going viral on the social media. He is heard murmuring: “May God be with us. Can we come back or what?”
A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight had to make a last minute turn-around because a passenger forgot her baby behind at the airport.(AP/Representative Photo)
A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight had to make a last minute turn-around because a passenger forgot her baby behind at the airport.(AP/Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 02:12 PM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service

Indecision over delayed flights caused chaos at Delhi airport: Officials

At least 600 flights were hit at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Friday morning after the year’s worst spell of fog yet as well as restrictions for Republic Day rehearsals forced flight operations to be suspended during peak hours, leading to a cascading impact on schedules, which lasted at least 7-8 hours.
Friday’s chaos at the Delhi airport, when hundreds of flights were held up due to dense fog, was due to airlines failing to decide the sequence in which the flights should depart after visibility improved, air traffic officials said.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Friday’s chaos at the Delhi airport, when hundreds of flights were held up due to dense fog, was due to airlines failing to decide the sequence in which the flights should depart after visibility improved, air traffic officials said.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 10:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

‘Terrorist on flight’, snapchats Jet flyer from inside plane, detained

A social media post by a man, said to be in his early twenties, which coincided with the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai ten years ago, triggered panic.
The youth, identified as Yog Vedan Poddar, had covered his face with a handkerchief and taken a picture.(HT Photo)
The youth, identified as Yog Vedan Poddar, had covered his face with a handkerchief and taken a picture.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByAvijit Ghoshal and Faizan Haidar

SOS ‘open door’: Pak-bound plane makes emergency landing in Jaipur

The Karachi-bound SR-20 aircraft, a private plane, was flying with only cockpit crew on board when it made an emergency landing at Jaipur airport.
Reuters file photo for representation purpose only
Reuters file photo for representation purpose only
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 07:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Separation between flights within regulatory requirements, says Indigo on near-miss incident

Two IndiGo planes came on the same level on Wednesday evening and posed a threat to both the aeroplanes at the border airspace of India and Bangladesh.
An aircraft of India's IndiGo airline taxi on the runway prior to take off at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
An aircraft of India's IndiGo airline taxi on the runway prior to take off at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

45 seconds apart, two Indigo planes change path to avert collision: Officials

With only 45 seconds before the possible collision, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower in Kolkata instructed one plane to turn right and move away from the other aircraft that had come at the same level on Wednesday evening, averting the accident.
At that time, the Kolkata-bound flight was at 36,000 ft in Bangladesh airspace and the other one at 35,000 ft in Indian airspace.(REUTERS file photo)
At that time, the Kolkata-bound flight was at 36,000 ft in Bangladesh airspace and the other one at 35,000 ft in Indian airspace.(REUTERS file photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 09:26 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Air India pilot lands at US airport despite multiple system failure, adverse weather, lack of fuel

Even after multiple system failure, adverse weather conditions and lack of fuel while struggling to land at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, an Air India pilot succeeded in saving the lives of 370 passengers on-board.
Unable to land at JFK International Airport in New York, the Air India pilot manning AI-101 had tackle the odds to land at the alternate designated airport in Newark. The incident took place on September 11.(Vipin KUmar/HT File Photo)
Unable to land at JFK International Airport in New York, the Air India pilot manning AI-101 had tackle the odds to land at the alternate designated airport in Newark. The incident took place on September 11.(Vipin KUmar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 08:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Drone sighting forces runway shutdown at Delhi airport

Security agencies could not locate or bring down the drone. According to officials, the drone was spotted around 5pm by the pilot of a Chennai-bound flight of IndiGo that had just taken off.
One of the three runways at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport was closed for over an hour on Thursday after the pilot of a Chennai-bound flight spotted an unidentified flying object and alerted air traffic control.(Picture for representation)
One of the three runways at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport was closed for over an hour on Thursday after the pilot of a Chennai-bound flight spotted an unidentified flying object and alerted air traffic control.(Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 10, 2018 03:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

Sushma Swaraj’s plane went incommunicado for 14 minutes on way to Mauritius, authorities hit panic button

Contact could not be established with the Indian Air Force flight that Sushma Swaraj was travelling on after it left Male ATC for Mauritius airspace on Saturday. Authorities pressed that panic button after 14 minutes as the plane was carrying a VIP.
Sushma Swaraj was flying from Trivandrum to Mauritius when the plane went ‘missing’(Reuters File)
Sushma Swaraj was flying from Trivandrum to Mauritius when the plane went ‘missing’(Reuters File)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 08:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Collision of GoAir, private jet averted by seconds at Delhi’s IGI airport

Airport officials said that the GoAir pilot spotted the chartered aircraft crossing its way at the runway while landing
A major disaster was averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after a GoAir flight, with over 100 passengers aboard, narrowly avoided collision with a chartered plane at the runway.(File Photo)
A major disaster was averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after a GoAir flight, with over 100 passengers aboard, narrowly avoided collision with a chartered plane at the runway.(File Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Chapecoense plane tragedy: Lack of fuel caused 2016 football team air crash

The probe was launched after the tragic crash in the Colombian mountains in November 2016, which claimed the lives of 71 people, including all but a handful of players from the Chapecoense team, from southern Brazil
Rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of the LaMia chartered airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia.(AP File Photo)
Rescue workers recover a body from the wreckage site of the LaMia chartered airplane crash, in La Union, a mountainous area near Medellin, Colombia.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 08:57 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Bogota | ByAgence France-Presse

Delhi airport set for expansion, bigger T1 and T3, new runway by 2021

The expansion of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will start with Terminal 1 and will completed by 2021. The overall handling capacity of the airport will increase to 85 million passengers per year from 70 million.
The new air traffic control tower will open this year. The fourth runway will be launched in 2020, which would help reduce air congestion and handle more flights.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
The new air traffic control tower will open this year. The fourth runway will be launched in 2020, which would help reduce air congestion and handle more flights.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Travellers hit as half of European flights delayed by Eurocontrol system outage

The breakdown of the ETFMS system at European network manager Eurocontrol came on a day when travellers in France were hit by strikes by rail workers and Air France employees.
A file photo taken on December 2, 2016, shows Airbus A380 jetliners bearing the Air France livery on the tarmac at Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport.(AFP FILE)
A file photo taken on December 2, 2016, shows Airbus A380 jetliners bearing the Air France livery on the tarmac at Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport.(AFP FILE)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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Nepal begins probe of plane crash that killed 49, airline defends pilot

The Bombardier Q400 series aircraft was carrying 71 people from the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka when it tried to land in conditions of visibility that weather officials said exceeded 6 km, with clouds at one end of the runway and a light tailwind of six to seven knots.
Rescuers and police are seen near the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP Photo)
Rescuers and police are seen near the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Reuters, Kathmandu | ByReuters, Kathmandu
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