An Ethiopian Airlines plane made the rarest of contact with an Air India aircraft in an alarming fashion on Tuesday when the wings of two air crafts collided at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
As per reports, the incident took place on Tuesday night when an Ethopian Airlines plane with 190 passengers on board was preparing for its take off.
The aircraft then bumped into an empty Air India plane which was parked at the parking way.
After the collision, the Ethiopian flight which was bound to Addis Ababa was cancelled and all passengers were de-boarded.
Close shave at Delhi's IGI Airport as wings of two aircraft, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India, collided yesterday. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/tEF5Qh4sdV
— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2017
Sources quoted an Air India official saying that the airlines will be claiming charges from Ethiopian Airlines for accidentally clipping wings with their aircraft.
While an official statement from the Ethiopian Airlines is still in anticipation, the damaged Air India plane is grounded temporarily.