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Jet aircraft’s wing hits parked truck at airport

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 9, 2018, 1:29 am IST
Updated : Apr 9, 2018, 1:29 am IST

The passengers deboarded the plane safely and no injury was reported in the incident, according to a CISF official.

Jet Airways is investigating the incident, which has also been reported to the authorities. (Representational image)
 Jet Airways is investigating the incident, which has also been reported to the authorities. (Representational image)

New Delhi: A major accident was averted at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Sunday night after the wing of a Jet Airways aircraft with 133 passengers onboard hit a catering truck.

However, no passenger was injured in the incident, said the airport officials.

 

The wing of the aircraft got stuck under the Taj Sats’ food truck, on the runway.

“On Sunday, at about 8.09 pm, Airport Operation Command Centre (AOCC) informed that a Jet Airways flight no. 9W-545, with the 133 passengers on board had arrived from Dubai. The said flight was to be  parked on Bay 20R, hit a catering vehicle of Taj Sats already parked at the same spot.

At about 7.05 pm, while the flight was about to park, its right wing had hit into the parked catering vehicle.

The passengers deboarded the plane safely and no injury was reported in the incident, according to a senior Centre Industrial Security Force (CISF) official on the condition of anonymity. “The plane was later attended by technical experts from the airline,” an official said.

 

Earlier, in May 2017 too Jet Airways was involved in a major incident when the tail of a Patna-bound Jet Airways aircraft had hit the wings of another plane that was heading to Srinagar.

According to a Jet Airways’ spokesperson: The right wing tip of Jet Airways flight on Sunday came in contact with a catering vehicle just as the aircraft was being parked at its designated bay, post landing.

After all 125 guests and eight crew members deplaned safely, the B737 aircraft is currently being inspected by the airline’s technical team.

Jet Airways is investigating the incident, which has also been reported to the authorities.

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