GoAir Pilot Sends Distress Call For Urgent Landing In Kannur After Glitch

NEW DELHI: The GoAir pilot sent a ”Pan-Pan” (distress) call seeking an urgent landing to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) before its touchdown at its destination Kannur in Kerala on Tuesday.

The GoAir flight G8-056 Airbus Neo took off from Muscat in Oman and was destined to Kannur.

“Captain Vipul Saxena (Former Defence Pilot and Aviation Expert) Pilot in Command (PIC) GoAir flight 056 from Muscat to Kannur yesterday transmitted an urgent call to the ATC as safety or precautionary measure owing to a minor problem while on its descent approach path to Kannur airport,” a GoAir spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.

However, the call was overruled by the ATC.

“At GoAir, the safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance. The airline regrets any inconvenience caused to its passengers.” the statement said.

The flight later landed safely with all 135 passengers on board.

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