Drone spotted at 12,000 feet by GoAir pilot while approaching Mumbai

The pilot of a GoAir aircraft, approaching to land at Mumbai airport on Saturday morning, spotted a drone flying at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The white drone reportedly had four rotors and was flying at a horizontal distance of about two kilometres from the aircraft.
While there have been at least three sightings of flying objects in the past two years by pilots and airport ground staff, it’s the first time that an object has been spotted at such a height.
The incident took place when the A-320 aircraft operating flight G8-141 from Nagpur was on a descent to land in Mumbai airport. “The pilot was surprised to see the drone with rotors flying at such a height,” said a source. A GoAir spokesperson confirmed the sighting and added the airline informed the air traffic control (ATC) about the “flying object”.
The airline hasn’t filed a police complaint. The Mumbai ATC couldn’t be reached for a comment. O P Singh, director-general, CISF said: “We have been informed by the ATC and requested other stake holders to investigate.”
29/01/17 Times of India


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