Friday, November 30, 2018

Stockholm airport wingtip hit: Air India grounds both pilots, orders probe

New Delhi: Air India has grounded the pilots of its Wednesday’s Delhi-Sweden flight after the Dreamliner’s wingtip struck a building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport on arrival while taxiing to the gate there.
The aircraft had 179 passengers and there were no injuries. However, the Boeing 787 is grounded there for checks and repairs.
“We have derostered (taken off flying duties) both the pilots. Further investigation is on,” said a senior AI official. The Stockholm police, in a statement, said the 179 passengers "could disembark from the plane on a mobile staircase and thereafter enter the terminal.”
The incident had happened at 5.45 pm (GMT) when the plane was about 50 metres from the airport’s terminal 5.
29/11/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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