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AI, Kingfisher airlines aircraft in near collision at Mumbai airport

mumbai Updated: Oct 30, 2009 01:56 IST

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Nearly 244 passengers had a miraculous escape when two aircraft came face to face on the taxi way at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport late Thursday night, an airport official said.

A kingfisher airlines aircraft with 117 people on board was about to take off when an Air India Nagpur-Mumbai flight with 127 passengers landed and was speeding on the same runway.

However, since the distance between the two aircraft was considerable, both managed to stop and a potential disaster was averted.

No further details of the incident were immediately available.