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DGCA, Air force to probe 'near miss' at Mumbai airport
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | February 09, 2009 17:26 IST
The government has ordered a high level probe into the circumstances during which the presidential helicopter was on the same landing strip where an Indian Airlines plane was taking off.
" Yes, the incident did take place but President was not present in any of the helicopters involved in the mishap at the time of the incident," Rashtrapati Bhavan [Images] sources told rediff.com.
At the time of the incident the President in Mumbai [Images] and is expected to be back in Delhi [Images] on Monday evening.
The Indian Air Force has also ordered an inquiry into the incident. The IAF also vehemently denied its pilots were at fault in the mix-up and claimed they had meticulously followed the instructions given to them by the Bombay ATC.
Additional Reportage: PTI
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