Air In­dia flight hits parked truck af­ter land­ing in Delhi

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An Air In­dia air­craft hit a parked ground cool­ing unit (GCU) truck just af­ter land­ing on the run­way at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

The in­ci­dent took place at 9.41pm on Fri­day. The GCU is ground sup­port equip­ment, which sup­plies cold air or hot air into a parked air­craft to main­tain com­fort­able tem­per­a­tures.

Of­fi­cials con­firmed out­board en­gine of flight AI820 from Vado­dara hit a parked GCU at bay C33.

The air­line has con­sti­tuted a two-mem­ber high-level com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent. “The com­mit­tee will sub­mit the re­port within seven days,” said a spokesper­son of Air In­dia.

With flight traf­fic at Delhi air­port grow­ing by 20% each year, the num­ber of such in­ci­dents, in­clud­ing planes stray­ing into each other’s paths — on the run­way or mid-air has in­creased too.

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