Published On : Thu, Jul 12th, 2018

Mid-air Collision Between 2 IndiGo Aircraft Averted Over Bengaluru

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Bengaluru: In a close shave, a mid-air collision between two IndiGo aircraft was averted over Bengaluru airspace on 10th July, news agency ANI tweeted. However, all the passengers de-boarded safely, media reported.

“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,” ANI reported IndiGo airlines as saying.

In another incident, an Air India Express flight on Tuesday overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai airport due to heavy rains. However, all passengers were safe and there was no damage to either the aircraft or the runway.

At around 3 PM, Air India Express flight IX213 from Vijayawada to Mumbai while landing on alternate runway 14 due to the closure of main runway 27, stopped 10 feet beyond the runway end on the paved stopway, news agency reported. According to a Mumbai Airport official, it was carrying out operations from the secondary runway 14 due to the maintenance work at the main runway 27.

“The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by heavy rain, the aircraft could stop only at the stopway,” the airline said. No damage to the aircraft or airport property was reported and none of the passengers suffered any injury as the aircraft taxied on its own power to the parking bay, it added.