IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, five injured; DGCA begins probe

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New Delhi, Jul 8: Passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the airport here sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.

5 injured as IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast

An IndiGo spokesperson said the right front window of its bus was broken from the impact of the blast. Five passengers who received minor injuries were taken to the airport clinic.

The matter is being probed by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). "IndiGo Coach number 34 was parked at Bay 17 today at 16:50 hours for boarding of passengers on flight 6E-191 enroute Delhi-Mumbai.

At the same time, an arriving aircraft of Spicejet SG-253 took a to park at the allocated bay. The jet blast from the aircraft broke the right front window glass of the coach," IndiGo said in a statement.

SpiceJet stated that it is too early to say if incident was caused by outside object/jet blast of aircraft/bus violated vehicular movement lane/any other reason.

'We have informed the regulator. There was no damage to the window panes of any aircraft,'said the statement.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing incident where jet blast from SpiceJet flight taxing to terminal shattered glass of an Indigo bus.

PTI

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