Kolkata: A Qatar Airways flight, with 103 passengers on board, hit a water tanker on Thursday while landing at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly ordered an inquiry into the incident. Also Read - Watch | Scared Airline Passengers Cover Themselves In Full-Body Plastic Over Coronavirus Fears
The incident occurred at 1:52 AM. An official said that all the 103 passengers are safe, while the plane QR 541, arriving in Kolkata from Doha, has been taken for repair work as its belly has been damaged. Also Read - Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Kolkata Airport After Thailand Woman Gives Birth Onboard
In September, an 11-month-old baby died, while travelling from Doha to Hyderabad in a Qatar Airways flight. The family called for medical assistance upon reaching Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The team of doctors at the airport declared the boy brought dead, adding that the toddler died of breathing problems. Also Read - Cyclone Bulbul: Flights at Kolkata Airport Suspended From 6 PM To 6 AM as Precautionary Measure
Offering condolence, Qatar Airways, said, “We are aware of the very sad news that a young child passed away at Hyderabad International Airport this morning. Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with the affected family.”
Meanwhile in July, a Kochi-bound Qatar Airways Airbus A330 aircraft carrying 306 passengers from Doha landed off-centered on a runway at Kochi airport due to adverse weather conditions. No casualties were reported and all passengers were marked safe in the incident.