Passengers injured at IGI airport after a window of an airline coach shattered

The airline added that two of the injured passengers decided to continue their journey after receiving medical aid.

Published: 08th July 2017 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2017 07:04 PM   |  A+A-

An IndiGo Airlines aircraft. (File | Reuters)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Five IndiGo passengers traveling from Delhi airport on Friday evening suffered minor injuries after a window of coach shattered. According to the airline incident happened due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay. Five passengers who have suffered injuries were in a coach of IndiGo airline and were about to board the flight. Delhi Police has filed a case under IPC section 337 and asked both the airlines to submit their versions. According to the sources, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also inquiring about the incident as five people have suffered injuries

IndiGo airlines is blaming SpiceJet and claimed that incident happened after a jet blast from a plane. On the other side, SpiceJet has said that it is premature to conclude that incident happened due a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane.

“IndiGo Coach number 34 was parked at Bay 17 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 turn 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.

The airline added that two of the injured passengers decided to continue their journey after receiving medical aid.

SpiceJet, however, said its plane was  “Following ATC instructions and taxiing after landing at Delhi. It is too early to say if the incident was caused by an outside object or jet blast of SpiceJet aircraft or the bus violated the vehicular movement lane or any other reason,” SpiceJet said in a press statement. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) Sanjay Bhatia said, “We are registering an FIR under Section 337 of the IPC to investigate who is at fault in the incident.”

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