Within hours Jet Airways skidding off at Goa airport, two aircrafts came face to face in Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport on Tuesday morning.
IndiGo plane, according to reports, was moving to bay after landing at the airport came face to face with SpiceJet plane ready to take off.
One IGI official said, “It was close shave.”
News agency PTI reported, “Mishap averted at Delhi airport as Indigo and SpiceJet aircraft come face-to-face.”
The matter has been reported to the aviation regulator DGCA, which has initiated a probe into the incident.
While an IndiGo plane, which had arrived from Lucknow, had over 160 passengers onboard, the Hyderabad-bound SpiceJet aircraft was carrying 187 passengers when the incident took place, they said
SpiceJet confirmed the incident and said that at no point of time the safety of its passengers was at risk.
“SpiceJet flight SG 123 operating Delhi-Hyderabad was following ATC instructions at all times at the Delhi airport.
While taxiing, the SpiceJet crew observed another aircraft on the same taxiway in the opposite direction. Acting promptly, the SpiceJet crew immediately stopped the aircraft and intimated the ATC,” the airline said in a statement.
“Safety is of utmost and primary concern at SpiceJet, it said adding, “at no stage the safety of passengers and crew was compromised. All concerned authorities were immediately informed,” SpiceJet spokesperson said in the statement.
The IndiGo spokesperson was not available for comments.
The development took place after a Jet Airways flight in Goa was reported to have skidded 360 degree while while aligning for take off to Mumbai early today, with 15 passengers suffering “minor” injuries during evacuation.
At least 15 passengers were to reported to have been injured.