New Delhi, July 14: At least four passengers were injured after buses of IndiGo and SpiceJet airlines collided at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi on Saturday. Reports inform that the incident took place at the Terminal-2 (T-2) on Saturday at around 4.30 PM. The injured ones suffered minor injuries. However, as soon as the incident was reported, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated a probe into the incident. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the incident took place soon after the two buses were reaching the terminal with passengers from their aircraft. DGCA Issues 'Air Safety Circular' For Airlines For Monsoon Operations.
An official at the airport was quoted in the HT report saying that both the buses were carrying passengers who had arrived in Delhi and were on their way to Terminal 2. The official added saying that two passengers had a connecting flight and were given first aid while two others were treated at the Medanta clinic in the airport and discharged later. The incident comes just a day after the DGCA issued show-cause notices to several officials of IndiGo and SpiceJet for alleged safety lapses.
The IndiGo bus was ferrying passengers who had arrived in a flight from Udaipur while that of SpiceJet had arrived from Mumbai. In a statement, IndiGo confirmed the incident and that the passengers (of flight 6E 2315) injured were given medical aid. Meanwhile, SpiceJet claimed the vehicle was parked at the time. “A Indigo airline coach, while taking a turn, collided with it,” it said, adding none of its passengers or staff were injured.