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DGCA initiates inquiry into Mumbai Airport incident

By Nairita Das

New Delhi, Oct.23 (ANI): Initiating an inquiry into the incident that occurred at Mumbai Airport on Saturday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put one ground personnel on suspension and derostered other two personnel.

A ground incident took place at the Mumbai airport today, at about 1.50 am. During 'pushback' from bay No. 85, a Jet Airways aircraft hit a stationary Kingfisher Airlines aircraft parked in bay No. 84, causing damage to the Left horizontal stabilizer of the Kingfisher Airlines aircraft.

Preliminary facts prima facie revealed certain lapses on the part of ground technical personnel responsible for pushback, said a Ministry of Civil Aviation release today.

Proper procedure was not followed for the push back operation.

Overall there was no coordination between the ground crew.

This incident has been classified as 'serious incident' and an inquiry has been ordered under Rule 77C of Aircraft Rules 1937 by an Inquiry Officer, the release stated.

"Pending investigation, one technical personnel has been suspended and two other are being derostered," it further stated. (ANI)

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