Mumbai ATC Near Miss: Controller De-Rostered

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Air Traffic Controller De-Rostered After Near Miss at Mumbai Airport

Mumbai, India – June 9, 2024: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken swift action by de-rostering an Air Traffic Control (ATC) officer following a close-call incident at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Saturday morning.

According to reports, an Air India aircraft was preparing for takeoff when an IndiGo flight lined up for landing on the same runway. A timely intervention by other air traffic control staff averted a potential collision.

The DGCA has not disclosed the details of the incident or the reason for de-rostering the ATC officer. However, de-rostering typically indicates that the officer is removed from active duty while an investigation is conducted.

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“Safety is our top priority,” a DGCA spokesperson said. “We are investigating the incident and will take appropriate action based on our findings.”

This incident highlights the critical role played by Air Traffic Controllers in ensuring the safety of air travel. The DGCA’s prompt action underscores their commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards in Indian airspace.

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