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SpiceJet flight collides with electric pole before take-off at Delhi airport

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A SpiceJet flight with passengers onboard the aircraft collided with an electric pole at the Delhi airport during pushback of the aircraft. The incident happened on Monday. The aircraft was changed for the passengers on board. An investigation has been launched to look into the matter, an airport official told sources.

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SpiceJet also released a statement saying today, its flight SG 160 was scheduled to operate between Delhi and Jammu. During push back, the right-wing trailing edge came in close contact with a pole, causing damage to aileron. “A replacement aircraft has been arranged to operate the flight,” the airline said.

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In an another news, in the wake of bad weather and low visibility in Pakyong (PYG), SpiceJet has said all departures or arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. “Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via SpiceJet website,” the company said.

Reports said the incident involved a Boeing 737-800 aircraft and it took place when the plane was moving from the passenger terminal to the runway. Both the plane and the electric pole were damaged in the incident.

The aircraft was brought back to the bay following the incident and passengers were then shifted to another plane.

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