Published On: March 26, 2023 02:10 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, March 26: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken action against two employees of the air traffic controller department for “carelessness that could have led to a collision between a Nepal Airlines Corporation plane and an Air India aircraft in the sky on March 24.”
The CAAN has instructed the two officers to remain inactive for the time being, who were in the control room at that time. The names of those employees have not been released.
On Friday morning, Nepal Airlines and Air India’s planes were spared a major accident. An NAC plane coming to Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and an Air India plane coming to Kathmandu from New Delhi almost collided.
When the plane of Air India, which was at 19,000 feet, suddenly descended to 15,000 feet, it almost collided with the plane of Nepal Airlines, which was nearby. A potential major accident was averted after the Nepal Airlines plane also descended 7,000 feet.
The plane of Nepal Airlines was holding at a height of 15,000 feet when the plane of Air India suddenly came down to 15,000 feet. The plane of Nepal Airlines landed at the lower part of the airport and the plane of Air India landed at the upper part.
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