New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) A mid-air collision between an IndiGo plane and a BSF aircraft, which had Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on board, was averted over Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir today, sources said. Also Read - Low-intensity IED Explodes in Kashmir's Pulwama; Area Cordoned Off, Probe Underway, Say Police

The two aircraft came perilously close to each other when an automatic alert went off, prompting the pilots to steer to a safer distance, they said. Also Read - Video: Farooq Abdullah Grooves to Tunes of 'Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' With Amarinder Singh at Wedding

There were 180 passengers on board the IndiGo aircraft and 12, including the Home Secretary, on the BSF plane. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has initiated a probe into the incident.

As per sources, Mehrishi was not informed about the incident by the pilot.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.