Runway accident at Delhi airport averted as IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft come face to face

Runway accident at Delhi airport averted as IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft come face to face
Delhi,Dec27:An accident was averted at the Delhi airport on Tuesday morning as an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway, reported ANI.

The IndiGo flight had reportedly just arrived from Lucknow and the Spicejet flight was about to take off when the two aircraft came dangerously close.

Reports said that an initial assessment revealed a miscommunication with the Air Trafic Control Tower.

 There may have been a miscommunication with the Air Traffic Control tower, suggests an initial assessment.

Over, 35 ‘near-miss’ incidents involving aircraft of various airlines have been reported in Indian airspace between January 2015 and March this year.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha in May this year, then minister of state for civil aviation Mahesh Sharma had said that 10 near-miss incidents involving aircraft had occurred in Indian airspace in 2016, till the end of March.

The figure for 2015 stood at 25.
The Airprox Investigation Board, constituted by DGCA, probes all such incidents, after which these investigations are reviewed at the DGCA.
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