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IndiGo, SpiceJet planes come face-to-face at Delhi airport

IndiGo, SpiceJet planes come face-to-face at Delhi airport
"An Indigo flight 6C-729 which was coming from Lucknow to Delhi with 176 passengers on board, post landing, saw on the taxi way a SpiceJet aircraft in front of it," Indigo spokesperson told IANS.

"The matter has been reported to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," the spokesperson added.

According to officials, the DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident.

A Spicejet statement said: "SpiceJet flight SG 123 operating Delhi-Hyderabad was following ATC instructions at all times at the Delhi airport."

"While taxing (for takeoff), the SpiceJet crew observed another aircraft on the same taxiway in the opposite direction. Acting promptly, the SpiceJet crew immediately stopped the aircraft and intimated the ATC," said the statement.

"Safety is utmost and primary concern of SpiceJet. At no stage the safety of passengers, crew and aircraft was compromised. All concerned authorities were immediately informed," the statement said.

Goa airport operational after Jet airways mishap

The Dabolim International Airport in Goa that was closed for operations after a flight skidded off the runway early on Tuesday, has been made operational again, a senior DGCA official said.

The accident occurred when Jet Airways Goa-Mumbai (9W 2374) flight skidded off the runway during take-off, injuring 15 passengers onboard.

"The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is already probing the incident. We had closed down the airport for a few hours, but it is operational now," the official said.

In a statement, Jet Airways said that the plane was carrying 154 guests and seven crew members at the time of the incident.

"All guests and crew have been safely evacuated," the airline said in a statement.
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