NEW DELHI: This was as close as it gets. On February 7, a Vistara flight descended to an altitude where an Air India aircraft was flying in the opposite direction, and the two planes then sped towards each other before a midair collision was averted by a few seconds. The near-miss is being seen as the closest shave witnessed in Indian skies in years.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded two Vistara pilots. However, Vistara sources said the air traffic control (ATC) had asked the pilots to be at 27,000 feet and they did not do so inadvertently. This incident happened in the Mumbai airspace after 8pm on Wednesday when AI's Airbus A-319 was flying from Mumbai to Bhopal as AI 631 and was at a level of 27,000 feet.
Vistara's A-320 Neo was flying from Delhi to Pune as UK 997 with 152 passengers and, sources said, had been assigned a flight level of 29,000 feet
In india safety comes at the last ! Aur kyu na ho , there are 1.25 billion already. Human life has no value in this piece of s*** country. All people care for is their false ego,show off and idiotic thinking. Country full of loosers and idiots .
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Sachin - 2 days ago
Mumbai Airport has been making World record record most no of Air traffic in the world and stupid Indian Authorities are proud of it. It is matter of time before accident happens
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Cosmic - Lohe ki Kadai - 2 days ago
India is a no longer a livable country .. totally failed nation
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Hyderabad DECCAN - Dubai - 2 days ago
A country which had a Golden History, which had 18% of world’s GDP and greatest monument ever build for Love ... today is being ruled by thugs and their leader is an illiterate, egoistic individual who couldn’t manage to give his wife’s rights. He and his party hate everything that made India great in past and which can take India to its rightful position in today’s world. Sadly, these idiotic guys lives in a world of self grandiosity, a world of mythology away from reality. ... Read More
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Sugath Palan - Singapore - 2 days ago
There are airports in Europe and the US where they receive and despatch 1400 flights every day. So Mumbai has nothing to brag about. There will be many misses like this one, and then there will one that is not a miss. They have to be extraordinary to avoid such an event.
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ekdesi - USA - 2 days ago
Chalta hi. Such close encounters happen in hundreds on Indian roads.
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Pamela Sabah - Penang - 2 days ago
What on earth is happening in India? Scary mary!!!!!
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Pradeep - 2 days ago
MOdi please sell of Air India for whatever price you get. Its a disaster.
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