IndiGo flight commander spots drone near Mumbai airport
MUMBAI: A commander of an IndiGo flight, which was on its final approach to land in the Mumbai airport, reportedly saw a drone flying at a distance from the aircraft on Tuesday.
Currently, drone flying is banned in India.
The said incident occurred around 5.55 pm when the Delhi-Mumbai flight 6E 755 was minutes from landing in Mumbai. “The pilot saw a blue and pink colored drone flying about 100 feet below the aircraft, about 3.5 kms eastwards,” said a CISF official.
据称，当地时间下午5:55，距离德里飞往孟买的 6E 755航班降落孟买机场还有几分钟。
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had called for the ban, which will be in effect till the time rules and regulations for flying of drones aren’t put in place.
However, the use of drones by government agencies, like the police, isn’t banned. But to maintain air safety, flying of drones and other such objects near an airport or near the aircraft approach path is not permitted.
This clearly shows how our Air space is (un)protected.
Was there a Forward camera which may have recorded the exact spot of the drone.
Also did the. Air controller spot it?
If this did not occur then there is clearly. The need for installing such equipment and
Monitoring of Air space.
The slums around airport is a major hideout for criminals. This must be vacated completely and immediately.
Ghanshyam Sharan Sharan
This is a dangerous sign. Hope our vigilance team locates the drone.
Drones are a threat to our airspace and people. They can turn into weapons in the hands of terrorists. So, we have to regulate use of drones by general public and increasing use by e-tailers for delivery of their products. This will put the security at grave risk.
How the said drone was allowed to come in the no fly zone.There could have been a collision.Government has to take action against the people behind the incident.
So you telling me the guys in control tower were sleeping? Or our Airport radars don’t work? Chilling state of Indian aviation.
It is only after some serious incident takes place we would wake up to face the reality. Till then it will be kadi ninda from us
then why are drones so easily available in market and even in toy shops
Police need to shoot these things down .
major accident averted
May be terrorists. Are planning attack on the airport
Let the concerned suthorities give explanations. It can not be an enemy drone!
Must be police only..
I was in the same plane today 6E 755. thank God nothing happened.