Two SpiceJet pilots argue mid-air over landing, endanger 160 fliers

Published: Nov 30, 2012, 02:04 IST | PTI

Two SpiceJet pilots allegedly endangered the lives of their passengers as they argued in mid-air over who got to land first.

Putting the safety of around 160 passengers at risk, two SpiceJet pilots allegedly got into a verbal fight over who should land first, sources in Mumbai said.

The incident had occurred on Wednesday at around 7 pm when the Indore ATC cleared the Delhi-Indore flight of SpiceJet for landing. Around the same time, the airline's flight SG 1053 Hyderabad-Indore was also on the approach but was to land after the Delhi flight.

SpiceJet pilots endanger 160 fliers' lives
SpiceJet pilots allegedly endanger 160 fliers' lives. File Pic

"However, the pilot of the flight from Delhi contacted the ATC, saying the Hyderabad flight pilot was arguing with him over landing. In the process, the two aircraft came at a distance of 3,100 feet though they were in the required vertical separation limit," sources added.

There were around 160 passengers on-board at the time. SpiceJet spokesperson was not available for comment.

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