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Mumbai: Pilot spots drone-like object flying near airport

A Pilot Of A Private Airline On Sunday Spotted A ‘drone-like Object’ Flying In Vicinity Of The Domestic Airport, Said Police.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Feb 2017, 11:45:55 PM
Mumbai Pilot spots drone like object flying near airport (Representative Image)


A pilot of a private airline on Sunday spotted a ‘drone-like object’ flying in vicinity of the domestic airport, said police.

Around 2 PM, the pilot of a Delhi-bound Indigo flight noticed a drone-like object in the sky. Following this, the pilot immediately alerted the Air Traffic Control (ATC).

ATC later brought the matter to the notice of police control room at 2:24 PM, a senior police official said.

The pilot informed the ATC that he spotted a drone-like object approximately 3 nautical miles from the runaway, he said.

According to the official, the pilot spotted the drone-like object around 900-feet from the ground level, seconds after the flight took off. 

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First Published : 19 Feb 2017, 11:38:00 PM