An Air India flight from New Delhi and a Nepal Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, both bound for Kathmandu, almost collided on Friday morning.
The warning systems informed the pilots and their prompt action averted the tragedy, authorities said in Kathmandu on Sunday. According to CAAN spokesperson Jagannath Niroula, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has suspended two members of the air traffic controller department for “carelessness.”
Niroula stated that the Nepal Airlines plane was flying at a height of 15,000 feet while the Air India plane was descending from 19,000 feet.
The Nepal Airlines plane fell to 7,000 feet when the proximity of the two aircraft was detected on the radar, the official added.
A three-person committee has been constituted by the civil aviation authorities to look into the situation. The two officers who were in command of the control room at the time of the event have been suspended by the CAAN.
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