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DGCA initiates probe into 'near miss' incident over Bengaluru
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DGCA initiates probe into 'near miss' incident over Bengaluru
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New Delhi, Jan 19 (TIWN) India's civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has commenced investigation into an alleged incident of "mid-air near miss" involving two IndiGo flights.

Kumar said the flights involved in the incident were 6E 455 departing for Kolkata and 6E 246 for Bhubaneswar. Luckily, all the passengers and the crew were safe as the radar controller spotted the error and alerted the pilots in both the flight decks immediately.

Kumar has ordered a probe and said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the error. Another senior officer of DGCA said, “The north runway was being used for departures and the south runway for arrival of flights. But later, the shift in-charge decided to close the south runway but did not inform the air traffic controller of the south tower.”

He added, “Because of this, the two flights were given permission for take-off at the same time from the converging runways. This incident resulted in a situation where the aircraft moving in the same direction were about to collide with each other. A radar controller saw and alerted the aircraft immediately.”

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