Probe launched into Nov 2 air miss incident involving IndiGo, KLM    

Published: 26th November 2016 07:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2016 07:16 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: India’s Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has launched an investigation into an air miss incident involving IndiGo’s narrow-bodied Airbus A320 plane and a KLM wide-bodied Boeing dreamliner aircraft on November 2 in India’s airspace near Jaipur.

A senior DGCA official said the AAIB has initiated probe considering it as a serious incident.

The Aviation Safety Net on Twitter said KLM Boeing 787 Dreamliner and IndiGo Airbus A320 involved in a grave air prox incident on November 2.

While KLM B789 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, the Indigo Airbus A320 was travelling from New Delhi to Bengaluru. Aviation Safety Net further reported that the Indigo flight 6E977 was climbing when it came in close proximity with KLM flight.

The required standard lateral and vertical separation was reduced to 6.67 km and 200 feet respectively.

The incident happened on November 2 in the Indian airspace, according to French aviation regulator BEA, sources said.

Near miss incidents are situations when the distance between the planes as well as their relative positions and speed have been such that the safety of the aircraft involved may have been compromised.

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