We could have detected again and again that girls don’t savvy to drive however the fact is that girls square measure today flying aeroplanes and due to the presence of mind of 1 such girl pilot, an enormous tragedy was avoided on Wed (February 7).
The name of the pilot is Anupama Kohli and since of her, mid-air clash between Air India flight and Vistara flight was averted. there have been 261 passengers in each the flights and each the planes came nearly one hundred foot near one another. The collision would have taken place at intervals seconds if Anupama had not acted.
As per TOI, the traffic controllers liable for the mess are suspended. Vistara’s A-320 modern (flight variety Great Britain 997) was flying to Pune from metropolis whereas Air India’s airliner A-319 (flight variety AI 631) was flying from city to Bhopal and at that point, there have been girls pilots within the cockpits of each the flights.
Sources told TOI,
“The planes were barely seconds away from each other. Vistara was descending from its assigned level of 29,000 feet to 27,100 feet where an AI flight was coming in the opposite direction. There may have been confusion between the ATC and Vistara cockpit — which at that time had a woman co-pilot at the controls and the captain had taken a toilet break. The AI flight had a woman commander, Captain Anupama Kohli. Maybe there was a mix-up in communication in those tense seconds like what altitude instruction is being given to which lady. This has to be seen.”
Sources further said,
“She (Anupama Kohli) saw the Vistara aircraft approaching in her direction and could hear the ATC asking UK 997 ‘why are you on this level?’ The Vistara lady pilot told ATC that ‘no, you told me to come to this level’. She was monitoring this. Then she saw the Vistara plane closing in from her left side right towards her. The red sign went up in her cockpit and she got to know the Vistara plane was crossing her level ‘now’. Instantly, a resolution advisory (RA) came — ‘climb, climb, climb.” Then as per RA, Captain Kohli immediately climbed and turned right to steer clear of the Vistara plane.”
DGCA has grounded the two pilots of Vistara in regard to this incident but Vistara has stated that their pilots were following the instructions.