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Two air traffic controllers face Music for carelessness
  Kathmandu, Nepal      March 28 2023

 Kathmandu, Nepal, March 28, 2023: Two air traffic controllers have faced music after an incident on Friday which saw a near miss between an Air India and a Nepal Airlines flight. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has suspended two employees of the air traffic controller department for their carelessness. 

Two planes- one of an Air India scheduled flight AI213 operating between New Delhi and Kathmandu, and another of Nepal Airlines flight RA416 en route from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur had come face to face near Kathmandu airport. The warning systems alerted the pilots had averted the disaster. 

It is said that the Air India plane was at an altitude of 19,000 feet while the Nepal Airlines aircraft was approaching from an altitude of 15,000 feet. The Nepali captain spotted the plane in the opposite direction and brought the plane down to 7,000 feet.