Computer glitch in AI plane, alert pilot lands aircraft safely

Computer glitch in AI plane, alert pilot lands aircraft safely

Computer glitch in AI plane, alert pilot lands aircraft safely

New Delhi: An alert pilot of an Air India Airbus plane with 56 passengers on board today tackled a software glitch in computer navigation in a jiffy and ensured a safe landing of the aircraft at Srinagar airport.
The Airbus A-320( IC 821) Pilot Captain Kapil Raina on a flight from Delhi to Srinagar detected an alarm in his computer-aided navigation system when it was making a descent while flying over Banihal pass, airline officials said. The aircraft had been updated with the new software provided by Jetson software company in which the coordinates of Srinagar airport had been wrongly notified, the official said, adding the company later rectified the apparent error.
The pilot quickly took the plane to a higher altitude and hovered around while informing the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Srinagar airport. While making a second attempt to land, there was an alarm in the computer of the plane again, giving room for suspicion for the pilot that the computer was malfunctioning. The pilot informed the ATC at Srinagar and landed the airplane using manual landing manouveres. Former Chief Minister Muifti Mohammed Sayeed, his daughter Mehbooba, separatist leaders SAS Geelani, Bilal Lone and MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami were among the passengers.

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~ by anand213 on March 26, 2009.

2 Responses to “Computer glitch in AI plane, alert pilot lands aircraft safely”

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  2. Welldone capt kapil Raina.

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