Saturday, November 03, 2018

Damaged plane flies vacant to Qatar for repairs

Kolkata: The 252-seater Qatar Airways Dreamliner aircraft that was damaged in an accident at Kolkata airport early on Thursday, flew out without passengers post-midnight. Airline sources said the aircraft was flown back to Qatar for proper repairs after a stop-gap fix at Kolkata airport on Thursday.
The 101 passengers stranded in Kolkata after the $150-million aircraft was grounded when a water tanker scraped its underbelly flew out in a plane that arrived with passengers on Friday.
Aviation watchdog DGCA, probing the incident, has not yet come up with its findings. While a source in AIATSL, the Air India subsidiary that provides ground support services to carriers, claimed the brake in the vehicle had malfunctioned, others said it was gross negligence on the part of the driver that led to the aircraft damage.
03/11/18 Times of India
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