Iran blames Pakistani pilot for near miss incident in Iranian airspace

Baaghi TV broke this news first in Pakistan's national and international media. 

 

Iran’s aviation chief said a near-miss between two Pakistani planes flying in the Iranian airspace on July 24 was due to an unauthorized decision by the pilot of one of the planes to descend to a dangerous altitude.

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Baaghi TV broke this news first in Pakistan’s national and international media.

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As per Iranian media, speaking to reporters, president of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Mohammad Mohammadi Bakhsh criticized as “unprofessional” remarks made this week by a spokesperson of Pakistan International Airlines which blamed the near miss on human error by Iranian air traffic controllers.

Mohammadi Bakhsh said the pilot of one of the flights that were bound for Peshawar had misunderstood Iranian air traffic control and decided to drop to an altitude that could have led to a collision with another PIA flight bound for Dubai.

“We have the transcription of the conversation between the pilot and the country’s airspace control center.

The pilot had a false understanding of the controller’s advice and reduced its altitude without clearance,” he was quoted by the official IRNA news agency.

“We will take legal action on this issue in the international (aviation) organizations,” said the official, who also serves as a deputy to Iran’s transportation minister.