Mishap at Delhi and Goa Airport
Tue 27th Dec 2016 02:12:42 PM
A mishap was averted at the Delhi Airport on 27th December morning as two aircrafts, Indigo and Spicejet came face-to-face on the runaway, allegedly because of miscommunication by the Air Traffic Control.
Indigo flight (6C-729) was reported to be arrived from Lucknow with 160 passengers on board which was moving towards the taxiway and the Spicejet flight (SG 123) with 187 on board to take off to Hyderabad which was delayed due to Fog. While Spicejet flight was waiting for the weather to clear, the fuel ran low and the pilot asked permission for refueling from ATC, which was given.
According to the sources both the flight came as close as 40 meters to each other. Crews of both the Aircrafts applied brakes immediately.
"While taxiing, the SpiceJet crew observed another aircraft on the same taxiway in the opposite direction. Acting promptly, the SpiceJet crew immediately stopped the aircraft and intimated the ATC. Safety is of utmost and primary concern at SpiceJet. At no stage the safety of passengers, crew and aircraft was compromised. All concerned authorities were immediately informed," SpiceJet said in a statement.
"An Indigo flight 6C-729 which was coming from Lucknow to Delhi with 176 passengers on board, post landing on the taxiway saw a SpiceJet aircraft in front of it," Indigo spokesperson Ajay Jesra said.
This was a second incident which was reported today.
Earlier today morning a flight with 154 passengers and 7 crew members onboard veered off the runway at Dabolim airport which was aligning for take off to Mumbai with 15 passengers suffering minor injuries during evacuation.
"The flight 9W 2374 from Goa-Mumbai skidded off the runway at Dabolim airport this monring due to a technical glitch while aligning for takeoff," Jet Airways said in a statement.
"Few guests have sustained minor injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities," the airlines said in a statement.
Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will investigate the Jet airways accident. DGCA inspection begins at the Dabolim airport.