Ajay Singh’s SpiceJet is on notice

A string of incidents, posing a risk to passenger safety, has brought to the fore lax practices at the airline. Time for a reset?

A weather radar, tucked in the nose of an aircraft, is one among hundreds of pieces of equipment on board. But for pilots cruising at 31,000 feet, it’s an important ally in identifying their biggest enemy: thunderstorm-bearing clouds. 

If the radar screen flashes green inside the cockpit, then the clouds up ahead contain light rain. But if it glows red or magenta, that’s a warning of severe thunderstorms that can shake the aircraft like a dog thrashing a rag doll. Pilots avoid such weather like the plague.

But what if the radar is malfunctioning, showing green on the screen instead …


Prince M. Thomas

Prince leads the newsroom at The Morning Context as managing editor. A fascination with the written word has taken Prince to some of the leading newsrooms across the country, including The Economic Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Forbes India and Moneycontrol. In a career spanning 20 years, Prince has led teams, managed pages, projects and special editions, and has authored The Consolidators, published by Penguin Random House in 2017.

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