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4 weeks ago

Tractor Collision with Air India Flight at Pune Airport

pune airport (symbolic p[icture)
pune airport (symbolic p[icture)

 

IIE Digital Desk : In a startling incident at Pune Airport, a Delhi-bound Air India flight collided with a tractor on the tarmac. The collision occurred early morning when the aircraft was taxiing towards the runway. The tractor, employed for ground support, unexpectedly crossed paths with the plane, leading to a significant but non-fatal accident.

Preliminary reports indicate that the plane’s nose wheel sustained damage, prompting immediate halting of operations. Passengers and crew on board were reported safe, with no injuries. Airport authorities swiftly initiated an investigation to determine the cause of the mishap. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also been notified and is expected to conduct a thorough inquiry. This incident has raised serious concerns about ground safety protocols at Pune Airport. Air India released a statement expressing regret over the inconvenience caused to passengers and assured full cooperation with the ongoing investigation.

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