Indigo, SpiceJet flights avert collision at Delhi airport

27th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

NEW DELHI, Dec 27: A major mishap was averted here at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Tuesday after an Indigo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway.


The IndiGo flight had reportedly just arrived from Lucknow and the Spicejet flight was about to take off when the two aircraft came dangerously close.

"An Indigo flight 6C-729 which was coming from Lucknow to Delhi with 176 passengers on board, post landing on the taxi way saw a SpiceJet aircraft in front of it," Indigo spokesperson Ajay Jesra said.

"The incident occurred on Tuesday morning and the matter has been reported to Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," Jesra said.

According to officials, the DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident.\Earlier in the morning, a Jet Airways flight veered off the runway at Dabolim Airport in Panaji, Goa and 15 passengers were injured.

The incident took place at around 5am. Flight 9W 2374 which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai, was about to take off when it skidded off the runway.