DGCA asks UAE to share report on Dubai-bound jet collision

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DGCA asks UAE to share report on Dubai-bound jet collision

Indian aviation regulator DGCA has asked its UAE counterpart to share the report on the collision of two India-bound Emirates passenger jets at the Dubai airport on January 9th.

The planes had come on the same runway during takeoff from the airport.

The General Civil Aviation Authority GCAA has asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA to share its investigation report on the incident.

Arun Kumar, DGCA Chief, told PTI on Friday: Both are registered aircraft and the place of occurrence is their airport and so will be investigated by the ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation. He said that they have asked them to share the investigation report when and when available.

The Dubai-Hyderabad flight EK 524 and the Dubai-Bengaluru flight EK 568 were the two Emirates jets that had a close shave on January 9th, according to sources.

The EK 524 was accelerating to take off just when EK 568 came on the same runway, they noted.

Sources said that the takeoff of EK- 524 was rejected by the air traffic controller.

EK 524 was scheduled to depart at 9.45 PM, while EK 568 was scheduled to take off at 9.50 PM, they said.