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DGCA says locust swarms pose threat to aircraft during landing and takeoff phase

One India | 29/05/2020 07:05 PM | Click to read full article

"Generally, locusts are found at lower levels and pose a threat to aircraft in the critical landing and takeoff phase of the flight. Almost all air intake ports of the aircraft will be prone to ingestion in large numbers, if the aircraft flies through a swarm (areas like engine inlet, air-conditioning pack inlet etc.)", the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said. "Blocked pitot and static sources lead to erroneous instrument indications, especially unreliable air speed and altimeter indications," it said.