Highlights

  • On Jan 9, two IndiGo planes came close to colliding in mid-air: reports
  • Planes headed to Kolkata, Bhubaneswar from Bengaluru involved
  • DGCA officials said inquiry underway, strict action to be taken: reports

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An investigation is underway and strict action will be taken against those responsible, DGCA officials were quoted as saying.

Two IndiGo planes, taking off for different cities from the Bengaluru airport, almost collided during departure. A major air mishap was averted at the last minute. But the incident was not reported to the authorities or recorded in a log book. This is what the DGCA, or Directorate General of Civil Aviation has reportedly stated in a preliminary report.

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On January 9, two IndiGo flights were headed to Kolkata and Bhubaneswar from Bengaluru, as per reports. They had a total of 426 passengers and crew members on board. The DGCA reportedly found that after take-off, both planes were moving towards each other, but a mid-air collision was avoided after an approach radar controller gave a diverging heading.


The two planes were involved in a 'breach of separation', which means that the mandatory mid-air distance between the two planes was not maintained.


An investigation is underway and strict action will be taken against those responsible, DGCA officials were quoted as saying.

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