When two planes landed on the same runway in Dubai
Hundreds of passengers on their way to India escaped from Dubai airport on Sunday. In fact, two Emirates Air planes flying to India landed on the same runway at the same time, but a major accident was averted in time. According to ANI, flight number EK-524 was ready to take off from Dubai for Hyderabad at 9.45 pm and EK-568 was also scheduled to take off for Dubai-Bengaluru. Unfortunately, however, both planes landed on the same runway at the same time. (Pictures – Symbolic)
The difference between the two flights was only 5 minutes
According to the Emirates flight schedule, there was a difference of 5 minutes in the takeoff time of both the planes. A source close to the incident said, “The Dubai-Hyderabad EK-524 was taking off on Runway 30R when its crew noticed that a plane was speeding in the same direction. The plane slowed down safely and cleared the runway via Taxiway N4. Emirates’ second flight EK-568 from Dubai to Bengaluru also proceeded to fly from the same runway 30R. Was
The ATC had stopped the take-off of a plane
According to ATC guidelines, the Emirates flight to Bengaluru flew first and the flight to Hyderabad returned to the taxiway and took off a few minutes later. Emirates Air has confirmed the incident and described it as a serious lack of security. The Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) of the United Arab Emirates has launched an investigation into the incident. A spokesman for Emirates Air said: “On January 9, Flight EK-524 was instructed by air traffic control to close take-off for departure from Dubai and was successfully completed. No damage was reported to the aircraft.
The plane coming to Hyderabad was not allowed to take off
An internal probe has also been launched against the crew. A spokesman for Emirates Air said: “Safety is always our top priority and as with any incident, we are conducting an internal review.” The case is also being investigated by the UAE’s AAIS. According to initial reports, the Hyderabad-bound plane had proceeded for take-off without ATC approval.
Both were Boeing-B777s.
At that time, Emirates Air used its Boeing-B777 aircraft for both destinations from Dubai. These ships have a seating capacity of 350 to 440 passengers depending on the internal size. One can only guess how big the accident was when the time came.