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Old 21st Dec 2015, 04:45
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One of the stupid practices which persists in India, is that 'he who calls for taxi first, takes off first'. ATC enforce this pointless procedure routinely.

No one has ever explained to me why they do this here, but they do.

So, for some crews, there's a temptation to call for taxi before they are really ready to, in order to ensure they get to go first.

I wonder if this silly procedure was part of the lead up to this tragedy?
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