Pilot spots 'drone-like object' flying in vicinity of Mumbai airport

Pilot spots drone-like object flying in vicinity of Mumbai airport

MUMBAI: A pilot of a private airline on Sunday spotted a 'drone-like object' flying in vicinity of the domestic airport here, police said.

Around 2pm, 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 2.24pm, 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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