A possible disaster was averted after wings of Ethiopian Airlines and Air India collided on Tuesday at Delhi's IGI Airport. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing the incident.
A possible disaster was averted after wings of Ethiopian Airlines and Air India collided on Tuesday at Delhi’s IGI Airport, ANI reported. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing the incident, the report added. Ethiopian Airlines referring to the incident said,”We flew substitute aircraft to continue with flight service for valued customers. Apologize to passengers on the flight,” reported ANI. In a similar incident, earlier in April this year, the Air India and Indigo flights came face to face on the runway. The mishap was averted due to a timely alert from the Air Traffic Controller (ATC). As per Air India sources, AI’s Delhi to Goa flight AI156 was about to take off from Runway 28 at 11:15AM of IGI airport but the pilot was asked to stop and come back to the bay by the ATC. At about the same time, Indigo’s Delhi bound flight from Ranchi 6E398 was about to land on the same runway.
Furthermore, last year in December Two fully-loaded passenger aircraft had come face-to-face barely 40 meters away on the taxiway at the Delhi airport but providentially a disaster was averted after commanders of both the planes alerted the air traffic control and switched off their engines. A departing SpiceJet aircraft found itself in front of from an incoming IndiGo Airbus A320 in the same taxi way allegedly due to a miscommunication from the Air Traffic Controller (ATC). Both SpiceJet and IndiGo had confirmed the incident even as they clarified that at no point of time the safety of the passenger was in danger. The two aircraft together had 363 passengers on board.
Aviation regulator DGCA had ordered its investigation into the incident but it has not taken any ‘action’ against anyone in this regard, the report said.