Air India and Nepal Airlines aircraft almost collided mid-air; 2 air traffic controllers suspended


PTI, Mar 26, 2023, 3:41 PM IST

Image for representation

A major tragedy was averted on Friday when an Air India and a Nepal Airlines aircraft came close to collision mid-air but the warning systems alerted the pilots whose timely action prevented the disaster, authorities said here on Sunday.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has suspended two employees of the air traffic controller department for ”carelessness”, according to CAAN spokesperson Jagannath Niroula.

On Friday morning, a Nepal Airlines plane coming to Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and an Air India plane coming to Kathmandu from New Delhi almost collided.

The Air India aircraft was descending from 19,000 ft while the Nepal Airlines aircraft was flying at an altitude of 15,000 ft at the same location, Niroula said.

After it was shown on the radar that the two aircraft were in proximity, the Nepal Airlines aircraft descended to 7,000 ft, the spokesperson said.

The Civil Aviation Authority has formed a three-member probe committee to investigate the matter.

The CAAN has suspended the two officers, who were in charge of the control room at the time of the incident. There was no immediate comment from Air India.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

ED pressurising those arrested in Valmiki Corporation scam to name senior leaders: K’taka Minister

Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express derails in UP’s Gonda

How a century-old drug could revolutionise cobra bite treatment

Mumbai-based Instagram-influencer dies after falling into gorge while making video

Landslide disrupts traffic on Goa-Karnataka route; IMD issues ‘orange’ alert

BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari shares video of Palestinian flag being waved in Bengal, police say no info

BJP warns Cong to be prepared for people’s wrath for holding back job reservation bill in Karnataka

Related Articles More

Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express derails in UP’s Gonda

Freebies being announced despite heavy debt as Mahayuti suffered losses in LS polls: Raut

Action will be taken to rescue child labourers in city: Delhi govt to HC

Woman falls to death from Thane building during banter with colleague

Bring 100 MLAs, form govt: Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘monsoon offer’ amid BJP rift speculation

MUST WATCH

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar


Latest Additions

ED pressurising those arrested in Valmiki Corporation scam to name senior leaders: K’taka Minister

Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express derails in UP’s Gonda

Karnataka govt. orders closure of mall for 7 days for denying entry to farmer over his attire

Freebies being announced despite heavy debt as Mahayuti suffered losses in LS polls: Raut

Action will be taken to rescue child labourers in city: Delhi govt to HC

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.