Major Air Tragedy averted
On Tuesday, a huge collision on mid-air between two Indigo planes is averted. A total of 330 passengers carried by the two planes, E 779 (from Coimbatore to Hyderabad) and 6E 6505 (from Bengaluru to Kochi) were just 200 feet away over Bengaluru Airspace, where the pilots were alerted by TCAS(Traffic Collision Avoidance System) which averted the air collision.
And it is unimaginable if both planes collide in the mid-air. On this, Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) has already started an investigation into the incident. This incident has happened on 10th July.
Sources told PTI that the vertical separation between the two aircraft was only about 200 feet and a mid-air collision was averted after the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) alarms went off.
According to News18, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) had asked the flight from Coimbatore to climb 36,000 feet, while the flight from Bengaluru was directed to climb to 28,000 feet.
The planes came face-to-face when 6E 779 was at 27,300 feet and 6E 6505 was at 27,500 feet, leaving the two aircraft at hardly four miles from each other and vertically separating them at just 200 feet.