Emirates and SpiceJet aircraft in near miss

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 23, 2016 16:55

Emirates and SpiceJet aircraft in near miss

It has been revealed that an Emirates aircraft, flight EK433 flying from Brisbane to Dubai, had a near-miss with a SpiceJet aircraft flying between Chennai and Hyderabad over Indian airspace.

“Emirates can confirm that flight EK433 Brisbane to Dubai on 11th August, whilst in Indian airspace, received indications of proximity traffic,” the airline confirmed. “The flight crew correctly followed the on board system guidance to remain clear, following which they reported the occurrence to Air Traffic Control.”

“At no time were passengers in any danger – the safety of our passengers and crew as always is our top priority,” the spokesperson added.

The Indian Express newspaper has reported the following from an unnamed SpiceJet source: “While passing flight level 35,000, ATC instructed the pilot to stop climb. By that time the aircraft had climbed to 35,400 feet. Our flight descended back to 35,000, and during which SpiceJet aircraft got descend resolution advisory.”

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation is reported to be investigating the incident.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 23, 2016 16:55