2 IndiGo flights avert mid-air collision in Bengaluru sky

Online Report

Nearly 330 passengers narrowly escaped as a mid-air collision between two planes of India’s budget airline IndiGo was averted on Tuesday.

The aircraft involved in the incident on July 10 were over Bengaluru air space and operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes, reports our New Delhi correspondent

An IndiGo spokesperson confirmed the incident, reports the correspondent. The Hyderabad-bound plane had 162 passengers while the other aircraft was carrying 166 passengers.

The vertical separation between the two aircraft was only about 200 feet and a mid-air collision was averted after the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) alarms went off.

“The TCAS-Resolution Advisory system was triggered on two of our aircraft operating Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes, respectively, on July 10, 2018.

Following normal procedure this has been reported to the regulator,” the airline spokesperson said in a statement.