Indigo Pilot Reports Seeing 'Drone' Near Mumbai Airport

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Indigo Pilot Reports Seeing 'Drone' Near Mumbai Airport

The information was forwarded to the IB, Anti-Terrorism Squad, Special Branch of police and Crime Branch.


Mumbai:  The pilot of a private airline today reported seeing a drone while landing at the city airport, leading to a security alert.

Ashish Ranjan, pilot of Indigo Airlines flight 6E-755 from Dehradun, told authorities that he spotted a drone some 100 metres below the aircraft on Kurla side, while landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at around 7.30 PM. The pilot alerted the Area Traffic Control (ATC), who contacted the police.

The information was forwarded to the Intelligence Bureau, Anti-Terrorism Squad, Special Branch of police and Crime Branch, a police officer said.

Recent advisories from Intelligence agencies had said that terrorists could use drone-like objects to launch an attack in Mumbai. Drones, remote-operated aircraft, paragliders and balloons are banned in the city skies.


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................