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Radar failure at Delhi airport forces air traffic controller to manually guide in planes

Published on Feb 9, 2013 5:16 PM
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - An electrician accidentally unplugged the radar system at the Indian capital's airport, forcing air traffic controllers to manually guide in aircraft, media reports said on Saturday.

Electricians fixing a fault accidentally unplugged the main power source of the radar late on Friday, causing radar screens to go blank, said the Times of India newspaper and other media.

Operations were shifted to manual control to assist the planes in air and for those lined up for a take-off, the media said quoting officials. No incidents were reported.

"Though the standby power took over the system within seconds, it took over 45 minutes to reboot all consoles and restore the operations fully," officials told India's NDTV network.

 
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