Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Aviation Experts Investigating Midair Near-Miss over India

Aviation authorities have launched an investigation into a near-miss incident earlier this month that saw two aircrafts almost collide over India.
According to The New Indian Express, an IndiGo Airbus A320 plane had recently departed from Bengaluru International Airport when it came close to hitting a KLM Boeing Dreamliner flying from Amsterdam to Kualampur on Nov. 2.
As a result of what is being considered a “serious incident,” the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau has launched a formal investigation.
Indian authorities said preliminary data indicates the “IndiGo aircraft came in close proximity with KLM plane as the required standard lateral and vertical (radar) separation was reduced. The vertical separation was reduced to 200 feet, it added.”
28/11/16 Donald Wood/Travel Pulse