BOEING787 From India, joined May 2004, 158 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2198 times:
My condolences go out to the family of the pilot. There have been many such disasters in the past involving Airforce and Naval jets - makes one wonder about the level of training or standard of maintainance carried out by our armed forces!
Has GOI reopened? Any updates? It's about time Goa gets a separate airport for the ever increasing civilian traffic.
PAPI From India, joined Jan 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
The runway was closed very briefly as the Sea Harrier crashed beyond the 26 End of the runway. Apparently, it went past the barrier, through all the approach lights and the boundary wall and across the road (which has a fair amount of traffic).
The naval airport in Goa is ideally located - it is almost equidistant between the nice hotels in South Goa and North Goa. A new airport would almost certainly give either North Goa or South Goa an 'unfair edge.'
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
I guess the barrier must have been at the end of the runaway separating it from the beach. The Indian Navy lost two Illushin marimatime recce planes in an accident last year at GOI as well. This accident must've thrown schedules all over the place, but not as bad as the MiG crash at Bangalore.
I believe that the armed forces and civilians should not share facilities - Daoblim is too cramped to deal with both the tourist influx and the Navy's needs. Goa needs an airport dedicated for civilian air traffic.