He said the air traffic control tower issued incorrect information which led to the crash.
But TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chettri said the pilot disregarded their messages and came in from the wrong direction.
Chettri said that moments after the plane received permission to land, the pilot said he wanted to go in a northern direction. Asked by the control tower if there was a problem, he replied in the negative.The plane was then seen making two rounds in a northeast direction, Chettri said. Traffic controllers again asked the pilot if things were OK, and he replied, “Yes.”
The airport has a sole runway, referred to as runway 02 and runway 20 depending on the approach vector.
The tower then told the pilot his alignment was not correct, but there was no reply, Chettri added.
“The plane should have come from the right direction,” Chettri said, adding that it hit the airport fence, touched the ground and then caught fire.