On March 24, when an Air India and a Nepal Airlines aircraft were almost in a mid-air collision, the warning systems notified the pilots, and their prompt action averted the disaster, officials said in Kathmandu on Sunday.
A investigation group made up of three people has been appointed by the Civil Aviation Authority to look into the matter.
Air India and a Nepal Airlines
A Nepal Airlines plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Kathmandu, and an Air India plane was flying from New Delhi to the Nepali capital in addition.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said in Kathmandu on Sunday that an Air India and a Nepal Airlines aircraft narrowly avoided a serious collision when they approached too close in mid-air. The pilots were notified by the warning systems and took prompt steps to avert the catastrophe.
According to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) spokesperson Jagannath Niroula, two air traffic controller department personnel who were in command of the control room at the time of the event were suspended for “carelessness.”
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On Friday morning, the incident took place. A Nepal Airlines plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Kathmandu, and an Air India plane was flying from New Delhi to the Nepali capital as well.
Niroula reported that the Nepal Airlines plane was flying at a height of 15,000 feet while the Air India plane was descending from 19,000 feet. The Nepal Airlines plane dived to 7,000 feet once it became apparent from the radar that the two aircraft were getting close, according to the spokeswoman.
To conduct an investigation into the matter, Nepal authorities have created a three-person commission. Air India didn’t respond right away with a response. We are awaiting more information.
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