Thursday, December 28, 2006

Car hits fuselage of Boeing 737-800

Mumbai:In an incident that begs an explanation, a Maruti Omni van rammed right into the fuselage of a Boeing 737-800 parked in Air India's major maintenance hangar at Kalina. No one was seriously injured.
According to sources, the incident occurred around 8 pm when the van, operated by an AI employee, sped towards the Air India Express aircraft, which was parked in the fourth hangar along with another one in the AI engineering complex for maintenance and repairs.
"The accident is inexplicable, the van sped straight towards the parked aircraft and rammed into the area near the right wing. Thankfully, the aircraft was not damaged badly. The van though, is a mangled mess," the source said.
The vehicle driver escaped with minor injuries. Incidentally, no one seems to have seen the accident happen as the place was quite deserted at the time.
Though the four AI hangars, that stand one beside the other cover about half a kilometre in length, there was only a security guard posted for the three aircraft docked inside.
28/12/06 Manju V/Times of India
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