Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: pilot

After emergency landing in Nagpur, Biman Bangladesh plane flies to Dhaka, pilot critical

The plane, carrying 126 passengers to the Bangladesh capital from Muscat, made an emergency landing around 11:40 am on Friday as the pilot suffered a heart attack mid-air.

Bangladeshi pilot suffers heart attack mid-air, flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur

The Biman Bangladesh aircraft was carrying 126 passengers on board during the time of the landing. The pilot was admitted to a local hospital in Nagpur.

Mehar Singh, the RIAF pilot with heart of a Bengal tiger, who flew like a Himalayan eagle

Mehar never thought he would die in an aircraft. He used to say 'Old pilots never die; they just fade away.'

Mother of dead Indian pilot criticises Boeing, US FAA for ‘rushing’ 737 Max return

Sangeeta Suneja, whose son flew Lion Air plane that plunged into sea in 2018, criticised Boeing for returning Max 737 to the skies before a 3rd sensor to measure air speed is added.

DGCA has suspended 74 pilots in 8 months, nearly half of them for failing alcohol test

41 pilots were grounded for accidents endangering safety of aircraft and passengers, and 33 suspended for failing breathalyser test.

This forgotten pilot from India was just 19 when he shot down 9 German planes during WWI

Indra Lal Roy, 'the boy who came back from the dead' once, was posthumously awarded Britain's third-highest gallantry award — the Flying Cross.

Fragile: Jet Airways bust-up shows pilots’ emotional baggage needs sensitive handling

Pilot and co-pilot of a flight from London to Mumbai, who are allegedly in a relationship, came to blows mid-air & left the cockpit, endangering passengers.

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.