India: Presidential Helicopter in Near Miss in Mumbai

An Air India Airbus A-321 aborted takeoff today at Mumbai International Airport as three VIP helicopters landed on the runway. One of the helicopters was carrying Indian President Pratibha Patil. It is being reported that the quick reactions of the pilot of the Air India flight averted a near disaster. As of now airport officials are blaming Mumbai air traffic controllers for the near miss.

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by Planet Data