Mid-air collision averted over Bengaluru airspace

Two IndiGo aircraft came narrowly close to a mid-air collision over Bengaluru airspace before it was averted on Tuesday. Passengers were de-boarded safely at their destinations later.

An official statement from the airlines said the TCAS-Resolution Advisory system was triggered on the two aircraft operating on the Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bengaluru-Kochi routes. The aircraft were separated by a vertical distance of a mere 200 ft. 

The airlines maintained that normal procedure was followed and the matter was reported to the regulator. The two planes involved were 6E-779 (Coimbatore to Hyderabad) and 6E 6505 (Bengaluru to Kochi).   

In a similar development on February 7, a Vistara aircraft had come close to an Air India flight in the Mumbai air space. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) had launched an investigation into this. There were 152 passengers in the Pune-bound Vistara flight. It was just 100 ft away from the Air India flight bound for Bhopal, that carried 109 passengers on board.

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Mid-air collision averted over Bengaluru airspace


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