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Two aircraft come face to face in IGI airport

NEW DELHI: Two Aircraft came face-to-face after landing at different runways of IGI Airport earlier this week with the foreign airliner allegedly exiting the runway from a taxiway where it was not supposed to be on. It did so where the plane which had landed on the other runway was present and the two found themselves in front of each other. Luckily since the plane was taxiing at a slow speed, it stopped in time before getting dangerously close to the other.
The incident took place on Wednesday soon after SpiceJet’s flight SG 012 came from Dubai and an Aeroflot plane flew in from Moscow. “SpiceJet flight SG 012, Dubai-Delhi, of January 24 landed on Runway 29 at Delhi. After landing the aircraft vacated active runway by Taxiway Z6 and was instructed by air traffic control (ATC) to taxi via Taxiways CW2, S, R5 to allocated parking stand A12L. While taxiing on CW2, the crew were asked to hold before Taxiway S, to give way to a Jet Airways flight,” SpiceJet said in a statement.
“Meanwhile Aeroflot flight landed on Runway 28 and was instructed by ATC to via Taxiway N, S and CW1. Aeroflot flight wrongly entered CW2. The SpiceJet crew advised ATC of the situation and ATC asked Aeroflot aircraft to stop. Aeroflot aircraft was pushed back. When clear, SpiceJet crew taxied to the allocated parking stand A12L. Both aircraft were at a safe distance from each other and at no point, safety was compromised,” SpiceJet added.
The DGCA is examining this latest scare at IGI Airport.
In December 2016 also a SpiceJet and an IndiGo aircraft had come nose-to-nose at IGIA. A DGCA probe found this had happened due to the lack of a designated VIP “follow me jeep” — which drive right in front of aircraft to show them the way while taxing in dense fog.
While the IndiGo Airbus A-320 had vacated the runway after flying in from Lucknow on December 27, 2016, SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 was waiting on a taxiway for visibility to improve so that it could proceed to the runway and take off for Hyderabad. At that time, visibility was less than 50 metres and aircraft needed to follow me jeeps to be guided on taxiways between parking bays and runway. In this report, DGCA has asked Delhi Airport management to “reassess the number of follow me vehicles to cater (to) increase in air traffic movement at (IGI Airport) and may designate a dedicated vehicle for VIP services.” Source : timesofindia



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