Wing of SpiceJet plane touches lamp post along taxiway

Wing of SpiceJet plane touches lamp post along taxiway

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New Delhi In a freak incident, the wing of a Hyderabad-bound SpiceJet plane with 142 people onboard touched a lamp post along the taxiway while taxing out of Delhi airport.

"The incident happened around 7.40 pm on Thursday, when SpiceJet's Boeing 737-800, operating on Delhi-Hyderbad route (SG 239), was taxing out of Delhi airport. The aircraft's left wing touched a highmast lamp post situated along side the taxiway," a source said on Friday.

The pilot of the aircraft aborted the take-off and the passengers were sent to Hyderabad in a separate plane after a delay of about two hours, they said, adding the aircraft departed from Delhi at 21:25 hours.

The airline, in a statement, termed it a minor incident saying, "We are doing an internal investigation in this matter. We would like to reiterate that for SpiceJet, safety of its passengers is of utmost important."

Story First Published: December 07, 2012 18:16 IST

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