A passenger plane of India's national carrier Air India has hit a ground cooling unit truck at the worldwide airport in Delhi, aviation officials said.
This is not a stand-alone incident involving an Air India. No one sustained any injuries in the incident, an airline source said.
The truck was carrying a ground-based cooling unit used to regulate temperature inside an aircraft when it is not in motion.
"It was learnt from Airport Operation Comm-and Centre that at about 9.44 pm on Thursday night, an Air India flight arrived from Vadodara was slightly hit by cooling unit (generator vehicle)". "The committee will submit the report within seven days".
According to the Newspaper, The Ethiopian Airlines' plane was parked at bay No. 87 and was being pushed back by a tractor when the incident took place.The engines of both the aircraft were shut when the wing of the Ethiopian plane's wing crashed into the wing of Air India plane.
To mark the launch of the Copenhagen flight, Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal lit the traditional lamp at Terminal 3 of the airport in New Delhi on September 16. With flight traffic at Delhi airport growing at 20% rate each year, the number of such incidents, including planes straying into each other's paths - on the runway or mid-air has increased too.