DGCA seeks report from UAE authorities on close shave of two Emirates flights to India in Dubai


New Delhi: Last week, two Emirates flights to India were avoiding a collision at Dubai airport, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday sought a report from UAE authorities on the incident.
On January 9, a Boeing 777 en route to Bengaluru entered the runway on which another B777 started speeding towards Hyderabad.
Fortunately, the latter conducted a high-speed rejected take-off just in time to avoid colliding with another Emirates B777 on the runway.
As both the aircraft were UAE-registered and the incident also took place in Dubai, the country’s aviation authority would investigate only in accordance with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
“However, we have asked them to share the investigation report when it becomes available,” said a senior DGCA official.
Regarding the close shave, a spokesman for the emirate said: “On January 9, Flight EK-524 was instructed by Air Traffic Control to refuse take-off at the time of departure from Dubai and was successfully completed. No damage was done to the aircraft, no injuries were reported. Safety is always our top priority and like any event we are conducting our own internal review. The incident is also under investigation by UAE AAIS (Air Accident Investigation Sector) and we cannot comment further.
This includes the second close shave Emirates flights In recent days.
UAE authorities are investigating the takeoff of a flight to Washington on December 20, 2021, which almost affected land in the neighborhood.
The plane reportedly landed within 175 feet, affecting the ground. The aircraft flew safely to Washington.

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