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Two IndiGo aircraft avert mid-air collision

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on July 12, 2018 Published on July 12, 2018

About 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo aircraft averted a mid-air collision over Bengaluru on July 10.

A spokesperson from Bangalore International Airport Ltd confirmed the report. “An incident involving two A320 aircraft operated by IndiGo Airlines occurred on July 10, some distance away from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru,” the spokesperson said. The aircraft were routing Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin respectively at an altitude in excess of 27,000 ft. Pilots on board both aircraft were alerted to the presence of the other by on-board systems and, subsequently reported the occurrence to the DGCA in accordance with standard operating procedures, the spokesperson added.

A spokesperson from IndiGo said the TCAS-Resolution Advisory System was triggered on two of our aircraft operating Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes respectively. This incident has been reported to the regulator, the DGCA, the statement from the airline said.

Published on July 12, 2018
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