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‘Runway 34’: Close Landing

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: May 11, 2022  

Seven years ago, an Indian airline made a dramatic emergency landing with an almost empty fuel tank. A major disaster was averted but an investigation into the events leading to the incident led to a series of shocking exposes and blame games that threatened to take down a lot of people.

Runway 34 is loosely based on this story. Captain Vikrant Khanna is a high-flying pilot who is confident and borderline arrogant about his abilities, especially to handle turbulence and crisis, 35,000 feet above sea-level.

On what starts off as a routine trip from Dubai to Cochin, he encounters torrid weather conditions. Much against the suggestions of his first officer Tanya Albuqurque not only does he change the flight’s destination, but eventually, also sends out a ‘Mayday’ message just before landing the flight, a few inches shy of a crash. How the investigation in the matter pans out forms a considerable part of the narrative.

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About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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