Somaliland reports ‘harrowing’ near miss incident over Somalia airspace

Ethiopian Airlines

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Authorities of the breakaway region of Somaliland on Tuesday reported another near miss between Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates Airways flights over Somalia’s airspace amid escalating tensions between Hargeisa and Mogadishu.

­­“On the night of Sunday, March 24, 2024, at approximately 12:43 East Africa Time, a harrowing incident unfolded in the skies over the East Africa as Emirates Airways flight UAE722 and Ethiopian Airlines flight ETH690, both flying at an altitude of 37,00 feet, narrowly escaped a potential collision. This alarming near-miss incident occurred due to conflicting instructions issued by Mogadishu Control, directing both aircraft to converge at the same time and line,” Somaliland authorities said in a statement.

“Thanks to the quick thinking and decisive actions of Somaliland Air Traffic Controllers, in collaboration with the pilot of Ethiopian Airlines, catastrophe was averted as the ETH690 swiftly ascended to 39,000 feet, mere moments before disaster could have struck.”

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