Nepal Bans Air India Pilots Indefinitely After Planes Nearly Collided Mid-Air

The CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal) has announced that Nepal is banning Air India pilots indefinitely after their planes nearly collided mid-air over the skies of Simara in Nepal.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has suspended the pilot crew of Air India after an incident at the holding zone that occurred on Friday.

The Air India aircraft on Friday had descended to 3700 feet from 19,000 feet while it was being held up over the sky of Simara in Nepal.

“Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) of Tribhuvan International Airport involved in a traffic conflict incident (between Air India and Nepal Airlines on 24th March 2023) have been removed from active control position until further notice,” the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal tweeted.

The CAAN has decided to ban the Air India pilots in the incidents and has written to DGCA-India, the CAAN announced.

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