2-plane collision averted at Delhi airport, 1 more skids off runway in Goa
A major incident was averted at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday morning, as two planes from two different airlines - IndiGo and SpiceJet - came face-to-face on the runway.
That incident was due to a miscommunication with air traffic control, according to reports cited by the Times of India. It has been reported to air traffic control and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (GDCA), according to IndiGo spokesperson Ajay Jesra. A probe has been initiated into the matter.
Meanwhile, earlier in Goa, emergency slides were used to evacuate flight 9W 2374, which was carrying 154 passengers and seven crew members.
Visuals of passengers,who sustained minor injuries,being taken fr treatment aftr Jet Airways flight 9W2374 skidded off runway at Goa airport pic.twitter.com/bMHZbhPL5M— ANI (@ANI_news) December 27, 2016
Twelve people were injured in the process, according to Jet Airways. Seven were discharged after receiving first aid at the scene, while the remaining five people will be discharged once they are “medically cleared.”
Latest Update for our flight 9W 2374, Goa-Mumbai: pic.twitter.com/xTi7rQQnk2— Jet Airways (@jetairways) December 27, 2016
However, Navy sources cited by the Indian Express put the number of injured persons at 15.
The incident occurred at around 5am local time on Tuesday, when the plane, bound for Mumbai, was able to take off. However, instead of becoming airborne, the aircraft skidded off the runway and reportedly spun 360 degrees.
The reason for the incident has not yet been determined, and will be investigated by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).
The airport was closed following the incident, but has since re-opened.