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Northern Cyprus News | Pegasus detours to Antalya due to equipment failure

[Functioning VASI Lights]

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Pegasus aircraft was unable to land at Elkan Airport due to an instrument landing system (ILS) failure that allowed the aircraft to land safely on the runway. The plane was forced to detour to Antalya Airport, Yeniduzen reported.

This issue raised safety concerns, revealing that the Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI Light) * had not been lit for approximately two years at Ercan Airport.

Özgür Ergüden, Deputy Secretary of Air Traffic Control, pointed out that a Pegasus Airlines plane could not land at Elkan Airport due to a failure of the localizer, which is part of the ILS system, and said the problem was resolved in a short period of time. ..

Pointing out that the VASI * lights haven’t been on at Elcan Airport for two years, Ergden said it’s okay during the day, but some companies won’t land at the airport if the system doesn’t work, especially during night flights. rice field.

Civil Aviation Director Mustafa Sophie said the Pegasus Airlines plane could not land due to a problem with the device card of a system called ILS that allowed the plane to land in foggy weather.

Pegasus TRNC director and tourism specialist Zeki Jiya said a Pegasus Airlines plane tried to land at Ercan, but couldn’t, despite a problem with the ILS system.

Ziya also touched on other important security issues at Ercan Airport and complained that the VASI lights had not been on for a long time and no action was taken in this regard.

* Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) is a system of lights located in two separate light banks. If you see two red lights above two white lights, you are on the glide path. A typical glide pass angle is 3 degrees, but VASI lights at some airports can be as high as 4.5 degrees to provide adequate obstacle clearance. [Ed.]

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https://lgcnews.com/instrument-failure-forces-pegasus-plane-to-divert-to-antalya/ Northern Cyprus News | Pegasus detours to Antalya due to equipment failure

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