Indigo A320 and Silkair B738 at Kolkata on Dec 11th 2016, near collision between departure and go around

Last Update: January 12, 2017 / 18:31:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-6619

Destination
Hyderabad, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IEM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Indigo Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IEM performing flight 6E-6619 from Kolkata to Hyderabad (India), departed Kolkata's runway 19L.

A Silkair Boeing 737-800, registration 9V-MGH performing flight MI-488 from Singapore (Singapore) to Kolkata (India), was on short final to runway 19L when the crew decided to go around from low height (below 200 feet AGL).

India's DGCA reported that the separation between the two aircraft reduced to 0 feet vertically and 0.6nm horizontally. India's Accident Investigation Board have opened an investigation into the occurrence rated a serious incident.

Both aircraft manouevered to get clear of conflict, then continued to their destinations for safe landings.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-6619

Destination
Hyderabad, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IEM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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