Two IndiGo planes taking off from the Kempegowda International Airport on January 7 verged on slamming into one another mid-air while taking off.
The flights engaged with the occurrence were the IndiGo flights 6E 455 withdrawing for Kolkata and 6E 246 for Bhubaneswar.
Reports refering to sources near the matter expresses that the north and south runways of the air terminal are not utilized for concurrent flights as planes taking off from a similar distance can converge with one another. The equal runway activity has been red-hailed in front of this.
Reports express that on the morning the north runway was being utilized for flights while the south runway was doled out for appearances. The last option was then settled to be closed by the change in control. Notwithstanding, the data was not passed on to the air traffic regulator of the south pinnacle.
In this way, the two planes were given consent for take-off simultaneously from the joining runways. This implied that the two planes were currently headed in a similar bearing for an intermingling. Fortunately, a radar regulator saw this and quick captured it to alarm the airplane.
The occurrence raises new worries on slips by the air traffic regulators just as disappointment by the AAI and IndiGo to report it to the DGCA. The occurrence came into light during routine observation.