Mid-Air Collision Of International Flights Averted Over Mumbai

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A mid-air collision between two international flights was averted at Mumbai air space following the activation of traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS).

An official from the Airport Authority of India said the incident was a result of the closure of Pakistan”s airspace from February 27.Following the incident, an air traffic controller has been grounded. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed the incident said a probe has been ordered.

The Mumbai airport has been witnessing a spurt in traffic since Pakistan shut its airspace for air travel a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted an airstrike in Balakot -Pulwama attack which left 40 CRPF troops dead. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed the responsibility of the Pulwama attack.

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