IndiGo aircraft badly damaged at IGI airport
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 21:55
New Delhi: An IndiGo aircraft was badly damaged after a SpiceJet plane accidentally hit its fuselage while taxiing out from the parking bay of the IGI airport on Thursday.

The incident happened around 2 am this morning, when a SpiceJet aircraft, while taxiing out from Bay 15, collided with IndiGo aircraft -- an Airbus 320 -- parked at Bay 1, airport sources said.

Both aircraft were empty when the incident occurred, the sources said, adding that an enquiry has been ordered to pin-point responsibility.

"In the collision, the right side of the IndiGo aircraft's fuselage was hit, resulting in a structural damage of the flight recorder access door area," a spokesperson for IndiGo said.

SpiceJet's Boeing 737, which was being taken out from Terminal 1D for maintenance, also suffered damage, with the sources saying its winglet was badly damaged in the collision.

"The incident happened while the aircraft was taxing for regular maintenance. Minor damage was caused to the aircraft. There were no passengers on-board," a SpiceJet spokesperson said, adding the investigations on the incident are on.


First Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 21:55

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