Sources have found out that the flight that crashed on late Thursday was seven nautical miles away from the Juhu aerodrome when it crashed due to low visibility.

Experts say that it the charted plane had managed to stay in the air for more 4 minutes the lives of the people on board would be saved. The senior Airport Authority of India said in a recent interview that the air traffic controller and the pilot reported that the plan was seen seven miles away from landing. The charter plane took off at 12:20 pm and crashed at an under construction site at 1:11 pm just a few nautical miles when it was about to land.

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The aircraft has headed 80 miles towards Daman on the Maharashtra Gujrat border. As per the officials, the flight was visible on the radar prior to crashing.

Airport Authority of India (AAI) official who manages the Juhu airport said that aircraft did not send any distress signals. India Meteorological Department (IMD), said that the visibility in the afternoon was 1,500 meters or 1.5km. “Routes are allotted on the basis of the flight plans filed by the operator,” – said the airdrome official.

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