Mishap averted as Indigo, SpiceJet aircraft come face-to-face at IGI in Delhi

New Delhi: A major mishap was averted in Delhi at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Tuesday after an Indigo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway.

 Mishap averted as Indigo, SpiceJet aircraft come face-to-face at IGI in Delhi

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"An Indigo flight 6C-729 which was coming from Lucknow to Delhi with 176 passengers on board, post landing on the taxi way saw a SpiceJet aircraft in front of it," Indigo spokesperson Ajay Jesra told IANS.

"The incident occurred on Tuesday morning and the matter has been reported to Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," Jesra said.

According to officials, the DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident.

After the incident SpiceJet released a statement where they stated that the flight SG 123 was following the ATC instructions at the Delhi airport, while taxiing. It assured that at no stage the safety of its passengers was compromised.

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Updated Date: Dec 27, 2016 11:39:54 IST