Sunday, February 28, 2016

First flight to land in Kannur

KANNUR: An aircraft, Code B plane of the Indian Air Force, will make a trial landing on the runway of the Kannur international airport here under construction on Monday in the presence of the public and dignitaries, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other ministers.

The LDF in the district, however, decided to boycott the programme as part of its protest alleging corruption charges against ministers. The LDF alleged that the trial landing had been scheduled as part of an election stunt as the project was incomplete.

The 14-seater aircraft would come from Bangalore. The aircraft had made a test flying over the project site on February 27. KIAL officials said the plane would land at around 9 a.m. A makeshift control tower has been set up at the project site.

The district administration and KIAL officials set up arrangements for the public to view the landing. As many as 4,000 people are expected to reach the venue. The work of 2,400 metres runway has been completed.

The BJP alleged that the Central government was not represented in the function.

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