Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Nov 1 (ANI): More than 100 passengers on board a Qatar Airways flight had a narrow escape at the Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport after the plane hit a water tanker during its arrival from Doha.Also Read - SFI Demands Increase In Seats In Both Higher Secondary & UG Level In West Bengal

The incident took place at 01:52 am on Thursday when Qatar Airways flight number QR 540 had just landed. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Flight Services to Doha Till Oct 2021 | Check Full Schedule, Ticket Fare

According to an airport official, belly of the aircraft was damaged in the accident. All passengers and crew members were safely evacuated. Also Read - Prashant Kishor's I-PAC Team Confined to Hotel in Agartala, Police Says 'Routine Check-up'

The official also added that a team of engineers is inspecting the air conditioning system of the aircraft to ascertain the intensity of the damage.

The plane has been taken away to the cargo area for repair. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.