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Air India, Indigo flights in near-miss collision at IGI Airport

Air India's Delhi-Goa AI156 Was About To Take Off From Runway 28 At 11.15 AM When The Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Asked The Pilot To Stop And Come Back To Bay, Air India Sources Said.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Apr 2017, 04:08:17 PM
Air India (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

A near collision of Air India and Indigo was averted on Friday as both the flights came face-to-face at IGI airport here.

Air India's Delhi-Goa AI156 was about to take off from runway 28 at 11.15 AM when the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) asked the pilot to stop and come back to bay, Air India sources said.

IndiGo's Ranchi-Delhi 6E398 landed on the same runway minutes later. There were 122 passengers onboard the Air India plane. The Air India aircraft finally took off for Goa at 12.50 PM.

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First Published : 07 Apr 2017, 03:54:00 PM