Monday, April 09, 2018

Jet Airways flight hits parked truck at Delhi airport

New Delhi: A major accident was averted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Sunday night when the wing of a Jet Airways flight, arriving from Dubai, hit a parked catering vehicle while the plane was taxiing to a parking bay. No injuries were reported in the incident however, officials confirmed.
Sources say the incident took place at around 7.55 pm when a Jet Airways flight 9W-545 carrying 133 passengers on-board arrived at the IGI airport. The plane, which had to be parked at Bay 20R was taxiing to its designated parking bay while a catering vehicle of Taj SATS – an air catering company was parked nearby on Bay number 20.
Sources say the flight’s right wing hit the parked catering vehicle just as it was about to head to the parking bay, however no injuries were reported during the hit.
Officials say an investigation has been launched into the incident and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also likely to probe the incident.
09/04/18 Jasjeev Singh/Times of India