Pune: Glider makes emergency landing, pilot unhurt

A probe by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Division from the office of Director General of Civil Aviation will be conducted into the incident.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: March 10, 2016 7:48:28 am
pune, pune glider, gliding centre pune, glider emergency landing, dgca, india news, pune news, latest news A non-motorised glider aircraft — being flown by pilot Laxman Kokate, who is experienced and one of the oldest glider pilots from the Gliding Centre, Pune, had taken off around 2.15 pm on Wednesday.

A glider aircraft which had taken off from the Gliding Centre in Hadapsar made an emergency landing a few minutes after it took off into the air due to sudden changes in the air conditions.

The 65-year-old pilot of the aircraft was unhurt in the incident, Gliding Centre authorities said.

A probe by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Division from the office of Director General of Civil Aviation will be conducted into the incident.

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A non-motorised glider aircraft — being flown by pilot Laxman Kokate, who is experienced and one of the oldest glider pilots from the Gliding Centre, Pune, had taken off around 2.15 pm on Wednesday.

Captain Shailesh Charbhe, in-charge of the Gliding Centre, said, “Prima facie, it seems that there were sudden changes in the air condition due to which the pilot had to do an emergency landing.” “A probe will be conducted by the Aircraft Accident division of the DGCA into the incident. The pilot has sustained absolutely no injuries,” he added.

 

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