New Delhi, July 8: Five passengers on board a Delhi-Mumbai IndiGo flight sustained minor injuries after a window pane shattered due to jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay, an IndiGo spokesperson said. The injured passengers were taken to the airport clinic.
The incident took place on Friday evening when the right front window of the aircraft broke from the impact of the blast, the spokesperson said. “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.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing the matter.
SpiceJet has issued a clarification saying it is too early to ascertain the reason behind the incident. “We have informed the regulator. There was no damage to the window panes of any aircraft. It is too early to say if the incident is caused by outside object/jet blast of aircraft/bus violated vehicular movement lane/any other reason.”
With inputs from PTI