Friday, December 09, 2016

Near miss for 2 domestic flights over Nagpur

Alarm bells rang in the cockpits of two flights after they came in close proximity to each other while flying over Nagpur on December 2 (Friday).

The incident, which involved a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 and an Alliance Air ATR turboprop, has invited a probe from the aviation safety regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Sources told Mumbai Mirror that the Air Traffic Control (ATC) had assigned the Jet Airways flight 9W792, travelling from Indore to Delhi, to fly at 16,000 feet, but the flight ascended to 17,800 feet bringing it in close proximity to the Gwalior-Mumbai Alliance Air flight CD-628, which was flying at its assigned 18,000 feet.

“A case of air proximity was reported due to a serious breach of separation. This resulted in the lateral distance (horizontal) being reduced to 4 nautical miles,” said ATC officials.
09/12/16 Aditya Anand/Mumbai Mirror
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