IndiGo, later in a statement, confirmed that the wing tip

IndiGo, later in a statement, confirmed that the wing tip

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IndiGo, later in a statement, confirmed that the wing tip
of its A320 plane did come in contact with the wing tip of the A330 (which was taxiing for parking) while taxing at the Mumbai airport this morning.
“At 5:45 am (approximately) this morning, while the aircraft of this international airline was taxing toward the parking stand, at the same time an IndiGo flight was taxing to depart to Jaipur from Taxi Way N and W respectively connote the address of Taxi way. As 6E 207 flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was taxing out for departure under the ATC’s instruction – IndiGo pilot was advised to follow the international operator arrival,” IndiGo said in the statement.
“Approximately at 5.45 am, the pilot of this international airline was advised by the ATC to move ahead to make way for IndiGo aircraft… due to the taxing process, the Airbus 320 aircraft of IndiGo came in contact with Airbus A330 aircraft of the international operator,” the airline said.
As the wing tip of the two aircraft came in contact, an IndiGo passenger observed this and immediately alerted the crew who informed the pilots about this, IndiGo added.
The Pilot-in-Command operating IndiGo flight 6E 207 immediately decided to take the precautionary measure and returned the aircraft to the parking bay, it said adding later all passengers were safely accommodated to the other aircraft.
This matter is being investigated by the DGCA, the airline said. PTI IAS
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