NEW DELHI: Sources told TOI that on November 11, 2007, Air India One flying the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on an official visit to Russia did not lower its landing gear as required when it was approaching to land in Moscow. The crew of the Boeing 747 did so only after being told by the Moscow ATC that the aircraft wheels were not down and warning lights in the cockpit.
The flight's data recorder (FDR) — which preserves recent history of a flight through the recording of dozens of parameters collected several times per second) —show that the VVIP aircraft flew below the 'electronic glide slope' for a while before corrective action was taken. The electronic glide slope is the flight path a descending aircraft has to follow to ensure it gently touches down on the runway. Despite repeated attempts, AI did not respond
TOI spoke to many pilots to understand if safety procedures were breached on that VVIP flight. "What is perplexing is that according to the FDR data of this flight, the aircraft descended to a rather low height before corrective action was taken. Simultaneously, the ATC warned the aircraft that its landing gear is not down and alarm bell sounded in cockpit," said a senior commander who trains and examines junior pilots.
surprise why this is beeing puplished now after nine years
S S Shaktawat
what is point in publishing it now and that too without any surety
Thank God the puppet lived that day. Otherwise he would have been hailed as a great martyr.
Brave Pilot. Sad Corrupt MMS lived on...
A decade old news. Well keep it up
Why now? Sympathy vote for UP polls eh!
Who cares. Why did he go there
I think this should have been investigated at that time
What if MMS flight crashed and RG becomes PM ? Its dooms day for all of us ! ThankGod!!
Check the involvement of those who hate MMS.
Human error is possible irrespective of who is flying in.Thanks god that the plane landed safely with PM Manmohan Singh.
Lucky Manmohan Singh, unlucky India.
better if that puppet could have died
How experienced pilots can forget the basic thing!