Major disaster averted at Mumbai airport

In what could have led to a major disaster, an Air India plane aborted landing at the Mumbai airport at the last minute after an alert ATC spotted a Jet Airways aircraft on the air strip.

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2012, 09:54 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: In what could have led to a major disaster, an Air India plane aborted landing at the Mumbai airport at the last minute after an alert ATC spotted a Jet Airways aircraft on the air strip.

The incident happened at 11.45 pm on Wednesday night, reports said.

The Air India plane had been cleared to land at the runway by the ATC, while at the same time a Jet Airways flight was also preparing to take off from the same air strip.
The ATC spotted the Jet plane and swiftly asked the pilot of the AI flight to abort landing and go around the airport.