DGCA probing `near miss` involving two planes
New Delhi: Civil aviation regulator DGCA is probing the reported incident of two aircraft coming dangerously close to each other off the Andhra Pradesh coast.
"We are enquiring the incident. We have asked for the report on the incident," Arun Mishra, DG of Directorate General of Civil Aviation told PTI.
It was reported that on Saturday two Boeing 737-800 planes, belonging to a private carrier, had come close to each other breaching the minimum stipulated distance between two aircraft flying in the air.
One aircraft was flying to Chennai from Kolkata while the other one was flying to Visakhapatnam from Mumbai via Hyderabad.
The two planes reportedly came 5 km of each other, a fourth of the minimum stipulated distance that aircraft must maintain in the air as they came on converging paths 41,000 ft above the Bay of Bengal.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 24 dead after boat carrying 40 capsizes in river Ganga in Patna; many still missing
- My father wanted me to be a man of character: Navjot Singh Siddhu
- Is Akhilesh Yadav overlooking Muslims as Mulayam Singh alleged?
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: What characteristics define a true leader?
- Tourists flock to Manali as snowfall takes a short break
- Abhishek Bachchan reveals the moment when Aishwarya Rai said 'yes' to him
- India vs England, 1st ODI: As it happened...
- India vs England, Pune ODI: MS Dhoni still the boss; convinces Virat Kohli with spot on DRS call — WATCH
- India vs England, 1st ODI: Ravichandran Aswhin steals the show with huge six — WATCH
- Petrol price hiked by 42 paisa per litre, diesel by Rs 1.03 a litre