Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines wings collided at Delhi IGI airport, DGCA probing the incident

New Delhi: 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.
09/08/17 Financial Express