Thrilling last minute of airplane crash avoided..!?

Sowmiya Sriram
Thrilling last minute of airplane crash avoided..!?
The Emirates plane that was about to collide with the Bangalore plane caused excitement! An accident was averted within minutes and major damage was prevented. An Emirates Boeing 777 and an Ethiopian airlines Boeing 737 Max en route to Bengaluru, india were flying over Somaliland when the two planes nearly collided. The Somaliland Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (SCAAA) reported that the accident was averted in the final seconds. The story behind the commotion caused by the Emirates flight that was about to collide with the Bangalore flight and how the accident was averted in a matter of seconds and major damage was prevented is currently going viral on social media. A month earlier two planes met with similar problems in the same airspace, the reoccurrence of accidents comes as a shock. This raised concerns regarding security and air traffic control capabilities in the Somaliland region. Emirates flight EK722 was traveling to Dubai. Emirates Triple Seven was flying from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta (NBO) to dubai international airport (DXB). The airline operates up to two flights daily between the two cities. On march 24, flight EK722 departed Nairobi at 19:54 UTC and was en route to Dubai.
Ethiopian airlines flight ET690, a 737 MAX, was flying from Addis Ababa Bole international airport (ADD) to Bangalore Kempegowda international airport (BLR). ET690 was departing Addis at 20:36 UTC and arriving at Bangalore. The two planes, flying at an altitude of 37,000 feet, approached the same location at approximately 00:43 EAT (21:43 UTC). The pilots of the two planes reportedly received conflicting instructions from air traffic controllers in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
According to a statement issued by SCA, the two planes arrived at the same destination at the same time. However, Somaliland air traffic controllers reportedly intervened in the final minutes to avert disaster. The pilots of the Ethiopian airlines flight raised the plane to 39,000 feet and managed the situation. This year, the incident gained prominence as several pilots reported receiving conflicting instructions while flying over the Horn of Africa. The crash comes amid disputes over airspace control between Somaliland and Somalia's central government. The accident is seen as averted as Somaliland insists on self-governing its own airspace, despite not being internationally recognized. The Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) manages the airspace over somalia and the surrounding sea from the Mogadishu Area Control Center. So far, both Ethiopian airlines and Emirates have not commented on the accident.

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