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AirAsia India & Indigo A320s in Near Mid-Air Collision Over Varanasi


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#1 flee

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:10 PM

The two planes were mere 9km apart when airborne collision avoidance systems alerted the pilots to alter their route.

 

It was a lucky escape for hundreds of passengers in India as two airborne flights flying on the same route managed to avert a mid-air collision, over the city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
 
The two Airbus A320s – one operated by AirAsia and the other by IndiGo Airlines – were roughly 15 seconds apart when some last-minute manoeuvring prevented the crash, sources told The Times of India.
 
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#2 suadrif

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

Indeed a lucky escape for them. Glad they can avoid the tragedy. What happened to the pilot? 



#3 Radzi

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:18 PM

Indeed a lucky escape for them. Glad they can avoid the tragedy. What happened to the pilot? 

 

What happened to the pilot? They did their job well, and most likely filed the incident report about the TCAS Resolution Alert after landing.



#4 flee

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

Near miss: Control from Kolkata could avert risk

 

KOLKATA: Two aircraft — Air Asia India and IndiGo — with over 300 passengers and crew members on board travelling in an airspace that is technically under Kolkata air traffic region came within seconds of crashing into each other over Varanasi on Sunday. An anti-collision warning device alerted both the pilots, who took immediate evasive action and veered away.
 
While the incident at 33,000 ft is being investigated to check who was at fault, senior air navigation officials said the situation could have been avoided had the upper airspace control (UAC) centre at Kolkata managed it instead of the Varanasi air traffic control (ATC). UAC comprises the airspace between 25,500 ft and 46,000 ft.
 
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