‘Major collision’ between two India-bound flights averted throughout take-off at Dubai airport

Hundreds of lives had been saved on Sunday after a serious collision between two Emirates planes was averted throughout take-off at Dubai airport.

EK-524 Dubai to Hyderabad was scheduled for take-off at 9:45 PM and EK-568 Dubai to Bengaluru Emirates flight was additionally scheduled to take off for its vacation spot. Unfortunately, the 2 plane that had been scheduled for take-off got here on one runway.

According to the Emirates flight schedule, there was a five-minute hole between the departure occasions of each flights.

“EK-524 from Dubai-Hyderabad was accelerating for take-off from runway 30R, when the crew saw a aircraft coming in the same direction at high speed. Take-off was immediately instructed by ATC to be rejected. The aircraft slowed down safely and cleared the runway via taxiway N4, which crossed the runway. Another emirates flight EK-568, from Dubai to Bangalore, was rolling for departure was to take-off from same runway 30R,” an individual conscious of the incident instructed ANI.

After the ATC intervention, Bengaluru-bound Emirates flight took off and the Hyderabad-bound Emirates flight went again to the taxi bay and took off a couple of minutes later.

An investigation was launched by the UAE’s aviation investigations physique The Air Accident Investigation Sector, (AAIS). A severe security lapse was reported to the airways.

Emirates Air has confirmed the incident and instructed ANI in regards to the severe breach of security.

“On 9 January, flight EK524 was instructed by air traffic control to reject take-off on departure from Dubai and this was completed successfully. There was no aircraft damage,” Emirates Air spokesperson instructed ANI.

An inner inquiry has additionally been arrange in opposition to the plane’s crew.

“Safety is always our top priority, and as with any incident we are conducting our own internal review. The incident is also under investigation by the UAE AAIS,” Emirates spokesperson instructed ANI.

As per the preliminary report, Hyderabad certain EK-524 was rolling for take-off with out ATC clearance.

Emirates had deployed its Boeing-B777 plane for the stated locations when the incident was reported. These plane have seating capability ranging between 350 to 440 seats relying on the configuration of the plane.


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