Mumbai, June 6: In a bizarre incident, an IndiGo aircraft was hit by a ladder of SpiceJet at the Mumbai airport on Saturday. According to a tweet by ANI, the wings of the IndiGo aircraft and engine cowling were damaged in the incident. The collision reportedly took place due to strong winds on Saturday morning as parts of the city received heavy rainfall since Friday night. On Saturday, residents of Mumbai and adjoining areas woke up to a rainy Saturday as pre-monsoon showers lashed these parts.
According to the weather bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the spell was intense for about 30 minutes in the morning. The weather agency predicted that parts of the city will continue to receive light showers during the day. IndiGo, Vistara, GoAir, AirAsia, SpiceJet Twitter Exchange on Staying Parked, Staying Safe is Best Example of Co-Branding!
Here's the tweet:
Maharashtra: Due to strong winds today, an IndiGo aircraft was hit by a ladder of SpiceJet at Mumbai Airport, leading to some damage to wings & engine cowling of the aircraft. pic.twitter.com/4Epr3VGkr4
— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2020
Areas including Thane, Dombivli, Kalyan, Ambernath, Badlapur witnessed the pre-monsoon rainfall with moderate rains early morning. The Colaba weather station reported 18.6 mm rainfall in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Santacruz weather bureau recorded 64.9 mm rainfall during the same period.
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