Mid-air collision between two IndiGo aircraft averted over Bengaluru

NEW DELHI: A mid-air collision between two IndiGo aircraft was averted over Bengaluru airspace on Tuesday, according to reports on Thursday.

"The TCAS-Resolution Advisory system was triggered on two of our aircraft operating Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes respectively on July 10. Following normal procedure this has been reported to the regulator," the airlines said.

In February, a mid-air disaster was averted in the Mumbai air space when a Vistara aircraft came perilously close to an Air India plane, prompting the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) to launch a probe.

On February 7, the Vistara's UK 997 Pune-bound aircraft from Delhi, carrying 152 passengers, was just 100 feet away from the Air India's AI 631 flight for Bhopal which had 109 passengers on board.

Air India flight captain Anupama Kohli had the presence of mind to pull away when the planes were barely seconds away from each other.

"The Air India pilot's action was perfect as she followed the resolution advisory and steered the aircraft to a safer distance," an Air India official said.

 

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