Air India Pilot Saves 370 Lives In The Nick Of Time, Lands Plane After Multiple System Failures

With 370 passengers onboard an Air India flight number 101 between New Delhi and New York, several important instruments conked during touchdown. But thanks to the pilots, a terrifying disaster was averted. 

According to reports, an Air India Boeing 777-300 carrying 370 people from New Delhi to the US had to endure bad weather, low fuel and multiple system failures before it managed to land safely at an airport in New Jersey.

The instrument landing system (ILS) failed at the last minute forcing the pilots to abort touch-down. They spent close to one and a half hour in the air trying to figure out — in coordination with Air Traffic Controllers of JFK airport — an airport in NYC or a nearby city with good visibility reports Economic Times. 

The 18 minutes of calm back and forth between the pilots and the controller is now going viral. 

“We are really, you know, stuck and there’s no fuel.” Air India’s senior commander Rustom Palia was heard saying in a New York JFK Airport’s air traffic control (ATC) on final approach to land there. 

The flight also witnessed the malfunctioning of all three of its Instrument Landing System (ILS) receivers on board the jet. The pilot manning AI-101 somehow managed to land at the alternate designated airport in Newark.
According to ANI, Air India is investigating into the matter and has constituted an internal inquiry under the monitoring of airlines flight safety department.

Source: indiatimes

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