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IndiGo pilot spots suspicious 'drone-like object' near Mumbai airport

An Indigo pilot on Sunday spotted a 'drone-like object' flying in vicinity of the domestic airport here, police said. Around 2 PM, the pilot of a Delhi-bound Indigo flight noticed a drone-like object in

India TV News Desk, Mumbai [Published on:19 Feb 2017, 11:58 PM IST]
IndiGo pilot spots suspicious 'drone-like object' near
IndiGo pilot spots suspicious 'drone-like object' near Mumbai airport

An Indigo pilot on Sunday spotted a 'drone-like object' flying in vicinity of the domestic airport here, police said.



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.

(With inputs from PTI)

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