Possible mid-air collision averted over Guwahati
Mumbai: A possible mid-air collision involving an IndiGo aircraft bound for Guwahati from Dibrugarh with 179 passengers onboard was averted due to an alert by the air traffic control that there was an "intruder" aircraft at 30,000 feet.
IndiGo said the flight had an advisory triggered by Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).
"IndiGo flight 6E - 206 with 179 passengers onboard en route from Dibrugarh to Kolkata had a Resolution Advisory (RA) triggered by TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System). Resolution Advisory was triggered while descending at 1507 pm," the airline said in a statement.
TCAS is an on-board equipment that advises pilots about the traffic in the proximity of the aircraft and also tells pilots the avoidance action (Resolution Advisory) to maintain desired separation between the aircraft.
The incident was reported to Tezpur radar and thereafter normal flight was resumed, it said.
However, ATC sources said the the advisory was issued to the Indigo flight due to a defence exercise going on there.
"Some defence exercise involving fighter jets was going on due to which the advisory was issued to the pilot," ATC sources told PTI here tonight.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Maysore Maharaja Yaduveer ties knot with princess Trishika of Dungarpur
- India becomes full member of Missile Technology Control Regime
- Singapore Airlines plane catches fire at Changi Airport
- Govt's insensitivity towards Pampore terror attack martyrs leaves nation stunned
- Mysore Maharaja Yaduveer Wadiar ties knot with princess Trishika Singh of Dungarpur, Rajasthan
- WATCH: How Lionel Messi missed crucial penalty kick in Copa America final against Chile
- When Varun Dhawan, John Abraham came to Jacqueline Fernandez's rescue—Full story inside
- Congress stalwart Sheila Dikhsit refuses to become CM face for 2017 UP elections
- Modi govt shortlists 4 candidates to succeed Raghuram Rajan as RBI Governor
- Uttar Pradesh Congress cancels iftar programme, no official reason attributed behind cancellation