Report on software crash at IGI likely to come soon: AAI
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 21:42
New Delhi: Airports Authority of India will come up in a couple of days with its preliminary report on the causes of air navigation system crash at the IGI airport last week that led to disruption of flights for about two hours during peak time.

"The probe into the reasons of crash of the navigation system is going on and the report is likely to be ready by Monday or Tuesday," a senior AAI official said today.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is also holding a parallel inquiry.

He said it was to early to say anything about the reasons behind the incident. "The exact cause would be clear once the investigation is complete."

AAI officials, along with US-based Raytheon company which was upgrading the AutoTrack II system, have been trying to ascertain the causes behind the incident which led to a chaos in the sky for a considerable time with no flights taking off and very few landing after being manually guided by the air traffic controllers.

However, initial findings have indicated that an attempt to revive a radar console led to the crash of entire radar AutoTrack-II system, the official said.

Though attempts were made to switch over to an upgraded version AutoTrack-III, which was being used in a shadow mode on trial basis for the past six months, it could not be made operational at that time.

The ATC officials had to reboot the entire system which took about two hours.


First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 21:42

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