IndiGo A320 and KLM Dreamliner; a narrow escape from mid air disaster probe
November 28, 2016-BEA
An IndiGo Airbus A320 plane and a KLM Boeing Dreamliner aircraft were involved in a near miss incident earlier this month, prompting the Indian authorities to order a probe considering it as a serious incident.
IndiGo’s Airbus A320 plane was flying from the national capital to Bengaluru while KLM’s Boeing 787 aircraft was en route from Amsterdam to Kualampur, as per the website of Aviation Safety Network.
The Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has launched an investigation into the matter. Citing preliminary data from the Indian authorities, BEA said IndiGo aircraft came in close proximity with KLM plane as the required standard lateral and vertical (radar) separation was reduced. The vertical separation was reduced to 200 feet, it added.
As per the French aviation regulator BEA, the incident was happened on November 2 in the Indian airspace.