The Independent - Lucy Thackery

A low-cost flight was forced to abort its landing in Mexico on Saturday, after pilots spotted another aircraft on the runway.

Mexico City’s air traffic control management has come under fire in the past year over safety concerns after the city’s airspace was redesigned to accommodate a second airport.

According to a letter from the International Air Transport Association, in the past year there have been at least 17 incidents of ground proximity warning system alerts for planes approaching the city’s original Benito Juarez International Airport.

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