Both jetliners were believed to be at an altitude of 3,000 feet when the incident took place.
The appointment comes before the likely take-over of the airline's management by the Tata Group under the Centre's divestment programme.
French investigative journal Mediapart has made fresh claims that alleged bogus invoices were used that enabled French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation to pay at least 7.5 million euros in secret commissions.
The main reason for Air India's plight today can be attributed to the two major decisions taken by the then Union Government in 2004.
Eight brand logos would be transferable to the Tatas which they have to retain for a period of five years.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of December 2021.
The deal completes a full circle as Air India was founded in 1932 under the name Tata Airlines by family scion and aviation enthusiast Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata.
The first aviator from India, JRD Tata, gave shape to Indian aviation, and now after 68 years, the Tata Group can't be more proud when the national carrier, Air India, is likely to return to its hangar.
The aviation regulator added that scheduled international flights might be allowed on selected routes on a case to case basis.
The lower caps were imposed to help the airlines that have been struggling financially due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.