Bus hits parked aircraft at Kolkata airport
By Pooja Sirpaul
| Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:41
Kolkata: A Jet Airways shuttle bus on Tuesday rammed into a stationary Air India flight at the city airport in Kolkata. However, no casualty or injury was reported, an official said. The Air India plane, though has suffered structural damage.
The incident happened at bay number 32 of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport early Tuesday when the driver lost control of the bus and rammed it into the parked aircraft damaging one of its engines. The Jet bus apparently went out of control and hit the aircraft.
There were no passengers in the aircraft when the accident happened at 5:45 AM. The Air India flight was reportedly scheduled to go to Silchar in Assam.
The driver of the bus, Momin Ali, is being questioned and medically examined. The authorities of both Air India and the Jet Airways rushed to the spot, said Kolkata Airport director A. K. Sharma.
"A probe has been ordered to be conducted by regional safety manager, Directorate General of Civil Aviation," Sharma said.
There were no reports of any injury or casualty, added Sharma.
(With inputs from IANS)