Instrument Failures, Low Fuel: Audio Of Air India Flight’s Ordeal Before Landing At US Airport


“We have got multiple instrument failures… we are low on fuel”, one of the pilots of an Air India flight carrying 370 people told an air traffic controller minutes before the aircraft managed to land safely at New Jersey on September 11.

As the pilots of Boeing 777-300 aircraft grappled with technical issues and was seeking a place for landing, one of the messages from the air traffic controller said, “I am gonna do some research and get back to you in a second”.

The incident happened with AI-101 flight from Delhi to New York, forcing the aircraft to make an unscheduled landing at New Jersey airport on September 11.

According to an audio clipping of the conversation between the pilots and an air traffic controller in the US, various options were looked at before the plane made the landing at New Jersey airport. Read More

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