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."