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Passengers of Jet Airways flight have narrow escape at Mumbai airport

By Nairita Das

Mumbai, Oct.23 (ANI): Passengers of Jet Airways flight 9W 540(Bombay - Muscat) had a narrow escape at Mumbai Airport when the wing of the aircraft brushed the tail of a Kingfisher plane early this morning.

The Jet Airways flight had 122 passengers on board, while the Kingfisher flight had none.

The incident took place at 2:05 a.m. on Saturday No injuries were reported.

According to airport sources, the Jet airways flight was pushing back into Bay 85 when its wing brushed against the tail of a Kingfisher plane, that was parked in Bay 84.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating the incident.

In a statement Jet Airways said the incident is being probed in coordination with Mumbai Airport and DGCA authorities.

Kingfisher also said the extent of damage is being probed and that their engineering team is carrying out maintenance work. (ANI)

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