x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Abu Dhabi to Mumbai aircraft landed 'without clearance from air traffic control'

The directorate general of Civil Aviation in India is investigating the landing of an Air India aircraft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after it descended without air traffic controller clearance.

The directorate general of Civil Aviation in India is investigating the landing of an Air India aircraft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after it descended without air traffic controller clearance.

Air India flight AI-744 from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, which had 81 passengers on board, landed at the airport on Friday.

"It happened on Friday early morning in India and investigations are going on," said Seema Srivastava, Air India's regional manager for the Gulf, Middle East and Africa. "We are unable to provide further details at this stage," she said.

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