Aviation

Jet Airways launch own technical cell for analysis

MUMBAI

Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots’ union of private carrier Jet Airways said it is forming a ‘technical cell’ to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues.

The National Aviation Guild ( NAG), the Jet pilots’ union, said a 2,900 ft drop in altitude by a Jet Airways Boeing 777 last month was erroneously reported as a 5,000 ft plunge by the media.

It said while the reasons for the sudden loss of altitude by the flight are still being investigated, the loss of altitude at 800 ft per minute “is less than prescribed for a controlled radar environment.”

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