Passengers on-board a Delhi-Mumbai IndiGo flight, which was preparing for take-off, sustained minor injuries after a window pane shattered due to jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay, an IndiGo spokesperson said on Saturday.
Delhi: Jet blast from a SpiceJet flight taxing to terminal shattered glass of an Indigo bus used to transfer passengers— ANI (@ANI_news) July 8, 2017
The incident took place on Saturday evening when the right front window of the aircraft broke from the impact of the blast, the spokesperson said. Five passengers received minor injuries and were taken to the airport clinic.
5 passengers seated in the bus received minor injuries, were taken to airport clinic and given medical assistance: IndiGo statement pic.twitter.com/KncAMDdurP— ANI (@ANI_news) July 8, 2017
The matter is being probed by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“IndiGo Coach number 34 was parked at Bay 17 yesterday at 16:50 hours for boarding of passengers on flight 6E-191 enroute Delhi-Mumbai. At the same time, an arriving aircraft of Spicejet SG-253 took a turn to park at the allocated bay.
The jet blast from the aircraft broke the right front window glass of the coach,” IndiGo said in a statement.
SpiceJet is yet to respond to a query sent by PTI.
The flight departed from Delhi after ensuring all passengers had been given assistance. This matter is being investigated: IndiGo statement— ANI (@ANI_news) July 8, 2017
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