Ethiopian and Italian passengers planes nearly crashed in Kenyan airspace on 29 August, Kenyan media reports.
The collision was averted when the pilot of one of the planes made a sudden climb to avoid the oncoming flight, the reports say.
A news site has tweeted a video of the near-collision between the two boeings:
Kenyan officials blamed a strike by air traffic controllers at Ethiopia’s main international airport in Addis Ababa for the near-collision, The East African reports on its news site.
A pilot, however, said the planes were in Kenyan airspace, and it was the responsibility of Kenya’s air traffic controllers to guide the planes, the news site reports.