Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Two Indigo flights avert mid-air collision over Guwahati

Narada Desk | August 3, 2016 3:16 pm Print
Four passengers and two cabin crew were shaken by the near disaster
Indigo Aircraft over Guwahati Airport

A possible mid-air collision involving two IndiGo aircraft averted over Guwahati, leaving some passengers and crews shaken and needing medical aid, officials said on Wednesday.

Four passengers and two cabin crew were shaken by the near disaster, a spokesman for Indigo Airlines said.

The passengers reportedly complained of giddiness while the cabin crew needed first aid.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening when an Indigo flight from Mumbai to Guwahati was about to land at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

Just then, an Indigo flight bound for Chennai took off, crossing the flight path of the first aircraft.

“The IndiGo flight en route to Guwahati experienced turbulence due to monsoon,” said the Indigo spokesman, adding this caused it to climb down by 250-300 feet, just when the Chennai-bound aircraft was taking off.

The spokesman said the flight finally made a normal landing. The four passengers and two cabin crew were given medical assistance.