IndiGo aircraft badly damaged at IGI airport

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.

PTI



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

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