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IndiGo, SpiceJet Aircraft Come Face-to-Face at IGI Airport, Probe Ordered

First published: December 27, 2016, 10:21 AM IST | Updated: 11 mins ago

In this file photo, Indigo Airlines’ ground staff stand next to an aircraft. (Photo: Reuters)

New Delhi: A major accident was averted on Tuesday as alert pilots of two passenger jets stopped their planes on seeing each other at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

An IndiGo aircraft taxiing to bay after landing in Delhi this morning came face-to-face with a SpiceJet plane that was taxiing out to take off.

Mishap averted after two aircraft (Indigo and SpiceJet) came face to face at Delhi’s IGI Airport; reported to DGCA. Probe underway.

— ANI (@ANI_news) December 27, 2016

The incident took place hours after a Jet Airways 9W 2374 aircraft from Goa-Mumbai with 161 passengers including seven crew members onboard skidded off the runway while aligning to takeoff from Dabolim Airport on Tuesday morning.

The matter has been reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the aviation regulator has begun a probe into the incident. More details awaited.

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