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It is being announced on TV that the new runway of Mangalore Airport allows no room for error and landing has to be precise otherwise accidents will happen.
My question is - why build such runways that allow for no margin of error?
( Pilots are human after all. This pilot it seems realized he was at the edge of the valley and tried to take off again but failed and the plane crashed.)

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Asked by joyoti sen, 22 May '10 11:55 am
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It only happens in India where everything including LIFE is for granted. After all we have too many numbahs.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 28 May '10 07:48 pm

 
  
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The topography of that portion is like that.It is built as table top runway.First of all. the land selection itself is wrong.
How AAI approved this land? SAD It costs many lives
Deep condolence
Answered by hitler, 22 May '10 11:58 am

 
  
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I agree but the margin for error in flying aircrafts are very less. Little deviations can cause fatalities
Answered by Nakshatra, 22 May '10 05:28 pm

 
  
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It is well known that in India, we don`t value human lives. We only take chances, everything Ram Bharose.
My deepest sympathies are with those who have lost their near and dear ones.
Answered by Kamal kishore, 22 May '10 12:49 pm

 
  
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Then by your logic we have to decommission all the aircraft carriers available in the navy. No airport allows margin of error, except that this margin is MUCH less in table top runways and in aircraft carriers. So who the hell selected pilots who had no exposure to deck landing to land in such environments? THAT is the problem, not building the airport w/a table top runway.

The problem here is selecting pilots w/o aircraft carrier experience. And I know your gonna fire me for this but then this privatized aviation institutes are all BS. Pilots only need 2 b drawn from Airforce and Navy, that too w/ pilots who've handled flights like MiG-21 and can at least land a propellor plane in an aircraft carrier.

A commercial civil aviation training academy teaches u how to do something rite with perfection but it is that MiG-21 experience which tells u what 2 do when u don't do what u were supposed 2 with perfection. Private CIvil aviation doesn't teach u that becuse there ain't that man ...more
Answered by A Moin, 28 May '10 09:19 pm

 
  
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Although the actual reason as to why this happened is yet to be established, it is conjectured that the pilot landed the plane far into the runway and why he did that is any body's guess.
Answered by gem mina, 28 May '10 08:03 pm

 
  
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