Collision at Kolkata Airport: IndiGo flight strikes Air India express plane; DGCA acts against pilots

The event occurred at the Kolkata Airport during an Indigo airplane that was using the taxiway. A portion of the aircraft and another Air India aircraft collided during this. It was a relief that there was not any significant damage.

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At the Kolkata airport, an IndiGo aircraft touched the wings of an Air India Express aircraft. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) opened an investigation into the incident on Wednesday. The Indigo pilots were also placed off duty by the aviation authorities. An Air India representative stated that the event happened as the plane was waiting to be allowed to take off from the Kolkata runway.

Here's what happened!

“The wingtip of a taxiing aircraft of another airline grazed one of our aircraft, which was stationary and awaiting clearance to enter the runway at Kolkata for a scheduled operation to Chennai,” the spokesperson said. The airline is working with the regulator and airport authorities on the investigation, the spokeswoman continued, adding that the aircraft returned to the bay following the incident. The spokesman continued, "We apologize for the difficulty given to guests due to external events."

DGCA intervenes

An investigation is underway into this incident. Following the accident, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took action against the Indigo Airlines pilots, according to a statement from the aviation agency. These aviation company pilots will not receive pay for just today, March 26, 2024. We would like to inform you that in the aviation business, employees' working days are not counted under "Rosted Off," and they are not even paid for those days.