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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 12:39
Close Call At Delhi Airport As IndiGo, SpiceJet Aircraft Come Face-To-Face
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A major accident was averted at the Delhi airport this morning as an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway, allegedly because of "miscommunication".

The IndiGo flight had just arrived from Lucknow with 160 passengers and the Spicejet flight with 187 on board was about to take off for Hyderabad when the two aircraft came dangerously close.

The IndiGo pilot suddenly saw the other plane and applied the brakes, said officials.

There was miscommunication with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, initial reports suggested. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the safety regulator, has started an investigation.




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