GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
AIR SAFETY CIRCULAR NO.5 OF 1975
(File No. AV.15013/2/75-AS)
Dated, New Delhi, the 10th November, 1975
Air safety circular no. 5 of 1975.
Recently an aircraft engaged in crop spraying operations was involved in an accident when the pilot attempted to force land on the temporarily prepared landing strip which was in use. While he was approaching to make an emergency landing due to failure of engine in flight he observed some villagers and site-seers standing at the beginning of the landing strip. In order to ensure the safety of the villagers and the site seers the pilot had to resort to a high approach thereby touching down about middle of the landing strip. The aircraft over-ran the landing strip and sustained damage.
In order to obviate similar accidents in future, all the operators of agricultural aircraft are advised to ensure that the landing strips and helipads including the approach areas are kept clear of any sort of obstructions, including the public. If necessary, the help of the local police should be sought to keep public away from the operational area to ensure their own safety and safety of aircraft operation.
Deputy Director of Air Safety
For Director General of Civil Aviation
All Agricultural Operators