The Indian Air Traffic Control (ATC) will be overhauling its systems after a fatal crash in Chennai, an official said.
Sources said the pilot of the Jet Airways Airbus A330 aircraft was able to land safely at the airport after a technical fault in the aircraft’s air traffic control system in the late evening on Thursday.
He was rushed to a hospital, but died a few hours later.
The crash happened at about 9.30pm, when the jet was taking off from Chennai airport and the pilots lost contact with the aircraft, the official said.
“The ATC will be revamping its systems to make sure they can cope with the changes.
We are going to send a team to Bengaluru to test it,” said ATSC chairman Ajay Kumar.
“The pilot of that aircraft is in a very difficult position and we are working on getting him the necessary support.”ATC is already facing an increasing number of accidents, mainly involving the airline.
In February this year, a Boeing 737, operated by Air India, crashed in the city after it landed in an airport in Bangalore.