Hundreds of lives were saved after a severe collision between two Emirates planes was averted during take-off at Dubai airport in a horrific incident. The flights that were to depart in a gap of 5 mins were saved after the intervention of the ATC.

The incident occurred on Jan 9 when flights EK-524 from Dubai to Hyderabad & EK-568 from Dubai to Bengaluru came in front of each other. An investigation is issued by UAE's aviation investigation body.

                

SHOCKING! Two India-bound flights come face-to-face at Dubai Airport, major mishap averted

WHAT?

In a shocking incident, hundreds of lives were saved after a major collision between two Emirates planes was averted during take-off at Dubai airport.

WHEN?

The incident occurred on January 9 when flights EK-524 Dubai to Hyderabad and EK-568 Dubai to Bengaluru, both Emirates, came face to face with each other.

HOW?

Both the flights were scheduled to take off for their destinations. While the two aircrafts came on one runway, a major mishap was averted. 

According to the Emirates flight schedule, there is a five-minute gap between the departure times of both flights. "EK-524 from Dubai-Hyderabad was accelerating for take-off from runway 30R when the crew saw an aircraft coming in the same direction at high speed. Take-off was immediately instructed by ATC to be rejected. The aircraft slowed down safely and cleared the runway via taxiway N4, which crossed the runway.

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Another emirates flight EK-568, from Dubai to Bangalore, was rolling for departure was to take-off from same runway 30R," a person aware of the incident told ANI. After the ATC intervention, the Bengaluru-bound Emirates flight took off and the Hyderabad-bound Emirates flight went back to the taxi bay and took off a few minutes later. An investigation was launched by the UAE's aviation investigation body 'The Air Accident Investigation Sector, (AAIS)'.