Indian Airlines, Jet Airways collision averted over Tiruchirappalli
Sunday, 6th June 2010
A near-collision between an Indian Airlines aircraft and Jet Airways flight over Tiruchirappalli air space was averted today by timely alertness of pilots of both the planes, together carrying 242 people, airport sources said.
The Jet Airways flight was coming here from Thiruvanathapuram and the IA flight was bound for Madurai from here, around 1.14 pm, they said.
On nearing Tiruchirappalli airspace, both the planes almost came close but the IA pilot reduced the altitude and brought the aircraft down while the Jet Airways pilot gained altitude to increase the gap between them, the sources said.
Publication : DNA