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Govt figures show 35 near-miss aircraft incidents in 12 months (India)

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According to the official figures examined by The Indian Express, of the 35 incidents, at least 11 were reported in Delhi airspace, eight in Chennai, seven in Mumbai and four in Varanasi.

THERE WERE 35 near-miss incidents from March 2015 to March 2016, involving aircraft belonging to major airlines and the IAF, according to statistics submitted by Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma in Lok Sabha last month.

According to the official figures examined by The Indian Express, of the 35 incidents, at least 11 were reported in Delhi airspace, eight in Chennai, seven in Mumbai and four in Varanasi.
The statistics handbook of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for 2014-15 recorded 11 “serious incidents” in the previous cycle, although a senior official told The Indian Express that “not all near-miss incidents could be classified as serious”

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