Aviation regulator DGCA has sought particulars from the Nepal authorities concerning the incident of an Air India and a Nepal Airways plane coming near a mid-air collision, in line with a senior official.
On Friday morning, a Nepal Airways airplane coming to Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and an Air India airplane coming to Kathmandu from New Delhi virtually collided.
Authorities on Sunday mentioned warning methods alerted the pilots whose well timed motion prevented the catastrophe.
A senior DGCA official on Sunday mentioned particulars are being obtained from the Nepal authorities on the airprox incident.
Air India has submitted a report in regards to the incident to the Directorate Normal of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Nepal authorities should not have jurisdiction over Indian pilots. Pending additional particulars, the crew of Air India concerned within the incident was being off-rostered, the official added.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has written a letter to DGCA to conduct an investigation into the matter. Nepal’s watchdog has additionally requested the Indian regulator to take essential motion towards the responsible and inform it, in line with CAAN spokesperson Jagannath Niroula.
In reference to the incident, CAAN has suspended three workers of the air site visitors controller division for “carelessness” throughout obligation hours.
There was no remark from Air India on the incident.
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