Near-miss between IndiGo, BSF planes

A mid-air collision between an IndiGo plane and a BSF aircraft, which
had Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on board, was averted over Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

The two aircraft came perilously close to each other when an automatic alert went
off, prompting the pilots to steer to a safer distance, sources said.

There were 180 passengers on board the IndiGo aircraft and 12, including the home
secretary, on the BSF plane.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has initiated a probe into the incident.
As per sources, the pilot did not inform Mehrishi about the incident.