400 lives were at stake: DGCA orders probe into Jan 7 near miss involving Indigo aircrafts
Bengaluru: Two IndiGo flights that took off from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on January 7 had come close to colliding with each other mid-air while taking off, revealed chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Arun Kumar. Kumar has ordered a probe and said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the error. Another senior officer of DGCA said, “The north runway was being used for departures and the south runway for arrival of flights. But later, the shift incharge decided to close the south runway but did not inform the air traffic controller of the south tower.” Luckily, radar controller spotted the error and alerted the pilots.