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Major disaster averted in Bengaluru airspace as two IndiGo flights come face to face


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jul 12: In a scary and callous incident that took place on Tuesday, Jul 11 on Bengaluru airspace, two airplanes of IndiGo missed colliding with each other by a whisker.

The aircrafts 6E 779 (from Coimbatore to Hyderabad) and 6E 6505 (from Bengaluru to Kochi) were just 200 feet away from each other in the air as per the confirmation given by an Indigo spokesperson.

There were 166 passengers onboard the Kochi-bound aircraft and 162 on the one that was going to Hyderabad.

The flight that was bound to Hyderabad was guided to climb to an altitude of 36000 feet by the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) while the other airplane bound to Kochi was asked to ascend to an altitude of 28,000 feet.

The planes came were on a collision front when 6E 779 was at 27,300 feet and 6E 6505 was at 27,500 feet, which virtually meant that the two aircraft were separated by a mere four miles from each other horizontally and just 200 feet vertically.

As per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the flights should maintain a minimum vertical distance of 1000 feet.

Fortunately, all the passengers on both the flights had a providential escape as the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) beeped in both the flights and the pilots averted what could have been a major tragedy,.

It is learnt through sources that the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) has started an investigation into the mishap.


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    One of the Pilot was FAKE ...

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  • Dolfy Noronha, Belman, Nandalike

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    Sit in Abushagara Park in Sharjah in the evening hours 7 PM till 8.30 PM. You can see daily flights flying across just 100 feet distance vertically and less than 1/4th of a KM horizontally. Not one or two or three flights, each day there will be such close encounters happening over the sky's here...until now all is safe. No collision took place, and I wish no accident would occur in future. God Bless U.A.E.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    It is true that the pilots acted judiciously on time and averted a disaster. However as per safety rules it appears that the pilots did not follow the safety systems. Inquiries will reveal the details.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    One flights is flying just above the ground some days in mangalore city, so scary it may hit K2 tower anytime.

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  • alwyn, kinnikambla

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    God is Great

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  • anseema beary, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    it is unfortunate that Indian aviation/aircraft does not follow safety rules. Quality is not at all there and avoiding risk hardly bother. Increasing the fares they are the first. Just check these budget airlines how they charge and their baggage allowance. Also the behaviour of the crew members are not at all customer service oriented.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    " Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) beeped in both the flights and the pilots averted what could have been a major tragedy"
    Thanks to the piolets who took a lightning decision and used their skills.
    Nasheeb apna apna.
    Praise the Lord.
    God bless all.

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  • Ashel D'souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Thank you God.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Praise the Almighty ...

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Thank God!
    This is called a lucky escape...

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi, NewYork,USA.

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    All on board the IndiGo flight, had a narrow escape from death. Had the two planes collided in mid-air, it would have been disastrous. How could this happen? God saved every one from this near tragedy.

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