Air India, IndiGo collision averted at Delhi Airport

New Delhi, Apr 07: A major accident was averted after Air India and IndiGo planes came face-to-face on the runway at Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Friday, triggering panic among authorities and passengers.

According to reports, Air India flight AI 156 from Delhi to Goa with 119 passengers including three infants was scheduled to take off at 10.30 am today. But, ATC officials noticed that 6E 398 Indigo flight from Ranchi to New Delhi was landed on the same runway and they immediately stopped the Air India flight.

An inquiry is underway at the time of reporting the matter. More details are awaited.