Dubai: Hundreds of lives saved after collision between two India-bound flights averted

Dubai: Hundreds of lives saved after collision between two India-bound flights averted

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  • Date: 14-Jan-2022
  • Source: Times of…
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: UAE
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Dubai: Hundreds of lives saved after collision between two India-bound flights averted

New Delhi: Hundreds of lives were saved last Sunday after a major collision between two Emirates planes was averted during take-off at Dubai airport. EK-524 Dubai to Hyderabad was scheduled for take-off at 9:45 PM and EK-568 Dubai to Bengaluru Emirates flight was also scheduled to take off for its destination. Unfortunately, the two aircraft that were scheduled for take-off came on one runway. According to the Emirates flight schedule, there is a five-minute gap between the departure times of both flights. "EK-524 from Dubai-Hyderabad was accelerating for take-off from runway 30R, when the crew saw a aircraft coming in the same direction at high speed. Take-off was immediately instructed by ATC to be rejected. The aircraft slowed down safely and cleared the runway via taxiway N4, which crossed the runway. Another emirates flight EK-568, from Dubai to Bangalore, was rolling for departure was to take-off from same runway 30R," a person aware of the incident told ANI. After the ATC intervention, Bengaluru-bound Emirates flight took off and the Hyderabad-bound Emirates flight went back to the taxi bay and took off a few minutes later. An investigation was launched by the UAE's aviation investigations body The Air Accident Investigation Sector,…

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