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Air India pilots fear for safety in Afghanistan

04-02-2011 15:02 BJT

NEW DELHI, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Indian national carrier, Air India, is in a dilemma after its pilots have expressed fears for safety in war-torn Afghanistan, local media reported Saturday.

Air India is the only Indian airline which flies to Kabul.

According to The Times of India, Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) Friday sought clarification from the national airline on issues like poor runway, taxiways and air traffic control at Kabul airport.

The pilots' union questioned if overnight arrangements have been made if an aircraft is grounded in Kabul.

The ICPA has warned that it may have to ask pilots to stop operations as the problems at Kabul airport can endanger lives of passengers and crew, the report said.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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