A major accident was narrowly averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi yesterday night when the wing of a Jet Airways flight arriving from Dubai hit a parked catering vehicle while the plane was taxiing to a parking bay.
According to reports, the plane was carrying 133 passengers on board and luckily no one was injured in the mishap.
The incident took place at around 7.55 pm. The plane, which had to be parked at Bay 20R was taxiing to its designated parking bay at Terminal 3 while a catering vehicle of Taj SATS – an air catering company was parked nearby on Bay number 20.
As the Jet Airways flight was being taken to bay’s area, its right wing collided with the parked catering vehicle. However, no injuries were reported during the hit.
An investigation has been launched into the incident and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will likely to probe the incident.
“All the 125 guests and eight crew members deplaned safely and the B737 aircraft is currently being inspected by the airlines technical team,” said a Jet Airways spokesperson.
“Jet Airways is investigating the incident, which has also been reported to the authorities,” he added.