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DGCA seeks report from UAE on collision of two India-bound flights

The two Emirates Airlines flights were bound for Bengaluru and Hyderabad, respectively. The UAE's aviation inquiry began a probe after the safety breach.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's Civil Aviation Authority, has sought a report from the UAE authorities concerning a recent "near-collision" incident in Dubai involving two India-bound flights.

The purported safety-related incident occurred during takeoff on Jan 9th. The two Emirates Airlines flights were bound for Bengaluru and Hyderabad, respectively. The UAE's aviation inquiry began a probe after the safety breach.

Boeing 777 entered the runway on which another B777 had begun speeding for takeoff to Hyderabad. Luckily, the latter managed a high-speed rejected takeoff just in time to avoid colliding with the other Emirates B777 on the runway.

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