Thursday, April 25, 2013

Non-reporting of air-safety lapses a worry


Mumbai: Two consecutive incidents in Mumbai, where pilots attempted to hide the air-safety lapse, have raised serious concerns. The attempt at covering up shows the lack of responsibility on part of the pilots as well as the airlines involved.
Last month, an Indigo flight had veered off the runway and the incident came to light only when the airport inspection team saw some lights broken on the runway. An unauthorised landing by an Air India (AI) aircraft ten days ago also showed how lax the administration is when it comes to air-safety issues. The pilot involved was allowed to fly the next flight despite the goof-up.
25/04/13 Times of India