For “carelessness,” the Nepalese Civil Aviation Authority has suspended two members of the air traffic director staff.
According to Jagannath Niroula, the spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), two members of the air traffic director staff have been dismissed for “carelessness.”
Due to heavy traffic at Kathmandu airport, the Air India plane was on hold at an altitude of 5,800 meters (19,000 feet) on Sunday. Nepal’s CAAN wrote to the Director General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCAI) to inquire as to why the plane abruptly descended and narrowly avoided colliding with the Nepal Airlines plane flying at 4,572 meters (15,000 feet).
The CAAN spokesman told the Reuters news agency, “We have written to DGCAI asking that they assess the incident, take appropriate action, and notify us as necessary.
He also mentioned that a commission to investigate the event has been established by the flying authority.
On Friday, as they prepared to arrive at the crowded international airport in Kathmandu, an Air India and a Nepal Airlines plane nearly collided in airspace.
However, the pilots were informed by the alarm systems, which prevented the catastrophe, according to AFP on Sunday.
Air India was flying into Kathmandu from New Delhi, India, and Nepal Airlines was flying into Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Additionally, we have written to the Indian civil aviation governing authority requesting that they look into any potential pilot faults and take appropriate action, according to Niroula.
The most recent instance occurred less than two months after an aircraft accident in western Nepal that claimed the lives of all 72 aboard. Nepal is infamous for its bad aviation safety.
To determine the reason of the Yeti Airlines accident, a government commission is expected to present its findings.
Nepal’s air transport industry has been beset by mishaps due to subpar upkeep, inadequate training, and loose standards, in addition to challenging flight conditions.
Due to safety worries, the European Union has forbidden all Nepalese airlines from using its territory.