Jet Airways planes collide before take-off at Delhi airport
08 May 2017
Jet Airways on Sunday grounded two of its aircraft after they were involved in a minor collision at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi.
An airport official said the incident occurred in the afternoon when the two aircraft brushed against each other while taxiing out to Runway 29.
The official said the passengers and crew on board both flights numbered over 200.
According to a Jet Airways spokesperson, the two aircraft - Flight 9W 603 from Delhi to Srinagar and 9W 730 from Delhi to Patna - were involved in a ground incident during taxi, while preparing for departure from IGI Airport.
"All guests and crew on board both aircraft are safe and are being taken to the terminal for re-accommodation on subsequent flights," the spokesperson said.
"The aircraft are currently being inspected by the Jet Airways engineering team. The airline has reported the event to the regulatory authorities. Both sets of crew have been de-rostered pending investigation," he added.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered an enquiry into the incident.