GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
AIR SAFETY CIRCULAR NO.9 OF 1993
(File No. AV.15011/2/93-AS)
Subject : Precautions to be taken to avoid landing at wrong airfields.
In the recent past there has been a spurt of cases wherein the aircraft have either landed or have made an approach to satellite airfields located in the close proximity of the intended aerodrome of landing. Recently a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by an Air Taxi operator landed at Sulur airport instead of Coimbatore airport.
There are other airports also which have satellite airfields located in close proximity and are vulnerable for wrong landings e.g. Hyderabad/Hakimpet, Madras/Tambaram. Bombay/Juhu, Delhi/Safdarjung, Guwahati/Shillong, Jammu/Udampur, etc. In order to avoid such landing/approaches to wrong airfields, it has been decided that following safety measures should be taken by the operators:-
All pilots should be informed about the above safety measures for compliance.