Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Nov 2 (ANI): Qatar Airways has clarified that their plane, which was parked at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, was hit by a water-servicing truck on Thursday.Also Read - Viral Fever Outbreak Wreaks Havoc in Bengal's Birbhum District; 102 Cases Among Kids Reported
Earlier, the officials had reported that the plane hit a water tanker during its arrival from Doha. Also Read - People Use Boats to Commute Amid Heavily Waterlogged Streets of West Bengal's Midnapore | Watch
However, in an official statement, Qatar Airways specified that the aircraft was parked at its designated gate when a truck hit it Also Read - West Bengal Rains: 3 Family Members Die in Waterlogged Home Near Kolkata, Electrocution Suspected
The statement read, “Qatar Airways flight QR 541, scheduled to fly from Kolkata to Doha on 1 November, was stationary and parked at its designated gate when a water servicing truck came into contact with the aircraft prior to boarding.”
No passenger or crew member was injured in the incident. “All passengers and crew were accommodated in hotels and are being assisted to ensure smooth onward connections to their final destinations. We regret any inconvenience caused and are doing our best to have passengers on their way,” the statement further added.(ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.