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Jet Airways plane hits catering van at Delhi airport

All 133 passengers and crew members safe; officials called it a ‘minor brush’

SNS | New Delhi |

A Jet Airways plane, with 133 passengers and crew members on board, hit a parked catering vehicle at the Delhi airport on Sunday night. Officials called it a “minor brush”.

No one was injured in the incident that took place around 8 pm. The incident occurred when the Jet Airways flight, coming from Dubai, arrived at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here and taxiing towards the parking bay, said the officials.

The aircraft was moving towards its designated parking bay when its right wing hit a catering vehicle of service provider Taj Sats, which was stationed on the nearby lane at the terminal, airport sources said.

“All the 125 guests and 8 crew members deplaned safely and the B737 aircraft is currently being inspected by the airlines technical team,” a Jet Airways spokesperson said.

“Jet Airways is investigating the incident, which has also been reported to the authorities,” the spokesperson said.

Earlier on Sunday, a Delhi-bound Jet Airways plane, with 71 passengers on board, made an emergency landing at Amausi airport in Lucknow following a technical glitch soon after taking off.

Airport officials said all passengers were safe.

“The aircraft of Jet Airways (flight number 9W663) made an emergency landing at Amausi airport soon after take off. The flight, carrying 71 passengers, was from Lucknow to Delhi. There were some problem in the landing gear of the aircraft,” a Times of India report quoted airport director AK Sharma as saying.

Sharma said the flight left for Delhi with 26 passengers later in the evening.

(With agencies)