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Pilot says distracted by laser beam before landing at Delhi’s IGI Airport

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New Delhi: Security agencies at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport faced some tense moments after the pilot of an Indigo flight called the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and complained of being distracted by a laser beam while landing on Tuesday.
An FIR has been registered at IGI Airport police station and police have started investigation.
Subham Trivedi, the pilot of IndiGo flight no 6E198 — from Mumbai to Delhi — informed the ATC that the incident took place when he was five nautical miles from the airport and was about to land. The incident was reported around 12.40 am Tuesday when the flight had been cleared to land on runway 29/11. But he suddenly complained of some distraction and informed the ATC, who informed the manager on the ground, the ATC later helped the pilot land the plane and informed the Delhi Police control room about the incident. Soon after, Delhi Police officers and other security agencies rushed to the spot.

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