Thursday, November 01, 2018

Qatar Airways Dreamliner grounded in Kolkata after being hit by AI water cart

New Delhi:  Qatar Airways aircraft has been grounded in Kolkata after a water cart’s brake reportedly failed and hit it. The Dreamliner had flow in from Doha and was supposed to operate the return flight which was cancelled after the water cart, that was operated by Air India’s ground handling subsidiary, hit it around 2.20 am.
Qatar Airways said in a statement its flight “QR541, scheduled to fly from Kolkata to Doha on November 1, was stationary at its designated gate when a water servicing truck experienced brake failure and came into contact with the aircraft prior to passengers boarding. All passengers and crew were accommodated in hotels and are being assisted to ensure smooth onward connections to their final destinations. We regret any inconvenience caused and are doing our best to have passengers on their way.”
The cancelled flight was to fly back to Doha with 101 passengers and 12 crew members, including two pilots, on board.
01/11/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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