New Delhi, Dec 27, 2016: A major mishap was averted here at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Tuesday after an Indigo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway.
The terrifying incident happened when the Indigo flight was moving towards taxiway after landing while the Spice Jet flight came in front for takeoff.
“An Indigo flight 6C-729 which were 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 media.
“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.