Air Traffic Control: News

23 Aug 2023

Vistara Airlines

Delhi airport: Plane crash averted as landing, take-off cleared simultaneously

A potential crash was averted at Delhi airport on Wednesday when two Vistara Airlines planes were simultaneously cleared for landing and take-off.

17 Feb 2023


Pilot's error might have caused Nepal plane crash: Investigators

A preliminary inquiry into the Yeti Airlines crash in Nepal last month, which killed 72 people onboard, including five Indians, indicates that one of the pilots made a grave mistake, leading to the crash.

03 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Bomb scare on China-bound Iranian flight; refuses landing in India

A Mahan Air passenger airplane headed to Guangzhou in China from Tehran, Iran, received a bomb threat while transiting through Indian airspace on Monday morning.

04 Sep 2022


Delhi: Deoghar DC charged with sedition on BJP MP's complaint

The Delhi Police has filed a "zero FIR" charging sedition against the deputy commissioner of Jharkhand's Deoghar, Manjunath Bhajantri, and others following a complaint by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament, Nishikant Dubey.

03 Sep 2022

Manoj Tiwari

Jharkhand: MPs Manoj Tiwari, Nishikant Dubey among 9 booked for forcing plane's takeoff

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliament members Nishikant Dubey and Manoj Tiwari have been booked after reportedly forcing authorities at Jharkhand's Deoghar Airport to allow their chartered jet for a night takeoff.

19 Aug 2022

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia: Pilots flying at 37,000 feet fall asleep, miss landing

In a scary incident, two pilots of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET343 fell asleep while flying a flight from Sudan's Khartoum to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa and missed their landing.

15 Feb 2020


AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

17 Oct 2019

Ram Nath Kovind

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

With Indo-Pak tensions heightened since the Balakot airstrikes, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a SpiceJet passenger plane over their airspace last month, sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.

04 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

"Big mistake" to shoot down our own chopper: IAF Chief

A day after Balakot airstrikes of February, Pakistani jets attacked army installations. To give a response to them, the Indian Air Force (IAF) pressed a couple of its helicopters to service.

When IAF-plane went missing, pilot's wife was on air-traffic duty

On Monday afternoon, IAF's AN-32 plane went missing, and more than three days later, there is still no sign of the aircraft.

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

In a terrifying incident, thick smoke spread inside the cabin of a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight causing it to make an emergency landing.

18 Sep 2018

New Jersey

How this Air India pilot saved lives of 370 passengers

On Monday, reports surfaced detailing the nightmarish ordeal Air India pilots had to endure on September 11 when they had to battle low fuel, multiple systems failure, and bad weather to safely land a 15-hour-long flight from New Delhi to New York.

11 Aug 2018

Plane Crash

Washington: 'Suicidal' airline employee steals plane, flies it, then crashes

In a rather unusual turn of events, an Alaska Airlines plane was stolen by a 29-year-old man from the Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington on Friday.

02 Aug 2018


Hyderabad: Jazeera Airways flight catches fire after landing, passengers safe

The right engine of Kuwait's Jazeera Airways aircraft, carrying about 150 passengers, caught a minor fire after it landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad at 1:30 am today.

29 Jun 2018


Lunch break saves 40 laborers during Mumbai plane crash

At least 40 laborers had a narrow escape as they went for their lunch break minutes before a chartered plane crashed into an under-construction building in the bustling Ghatkopar area in Mumbai yesterday.

18 May 2018


After over-night bus journey, Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

Congress and JD(S) MLAs travelled in a bus from Bengaluru to Hyderabad, late Thursday night. The decision was taken by senior party members to prevent horse-trading.

13 Mar 2018


Nepal plane crash might have been caused by runway confusion

Nepalese investigators have retrieved the black box of the Bangladeshi plane that crashed in Kathmandu on Monday killing 49 people.

20 Feb 2017

Mumbai Police

Chaos at Andheri station as car runs up platform

Chaos ensued at Andheri station when under-19 cricketer Harpeet Singh drove his car onto Platform 1 amid the morning rush.

20 Feb 2017

Jet Airways

Germany sends fighter planes after Jet Airways flight loses contact

Germany scrambled two Eurofighter Typhoon jets after the Mumbai-London Jet Airways flight 9W 118, lost contact with the Air Traffic Control tower.