Aviation

In 16 days, 5 air misses in Mumbai

MUMBAI

In sixteen days during the second and third week of May, five “air miss incidents” took place over Mumbai skies as aircraft came in close proximity of each other, said a source.

However, the topmost Airports Authority of India (AAI) official (western region) tasked with monitoring aviation safety was kept in the dark about the cases.

The air traffic control services in the country are provided by the AAI. An increase in near miss incidents over the congested Mumbai skies is primarily the organization’s concern. The authority investigates and finds solutions to remedy such situations, but the job function has not been taking place as mandated.

Full report here Times of India

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