Thursday, November 09, 2017

SpiceJet plane suffers tailstrike at Delhi airport

Delhi: A SpiceJet regional flight, arriving from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, suffered a tail strike during landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi.

However, all passengers escaped unharmed.

The incident happened around 1 pm on Wednesday.

In aviation parlance, a tailstrike is an incident in which the rear empennage of an aircraft strikes the runway. Empennage here means the tail structure which helps the aircraft balance while landing.
"During landing at Delhi, the aircraft (operating flight SG-2642) tail contacted runway and experienced tailstrike, " a SpiceJet spokesperson said on Friday.

However, there were no injuries to passengers, he said.

The aircraft, a Bombardier Q400, had arrived here from Jabalpur, he said.

The spokesperson did not share other details such as the number of passengers and crew on board.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) spokesperson was not available for comments.
09/11/17 PTI/moneycontrol