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SpiceJet plane's wing damaged, passengers safe

Posted on Dec 07, 10:50PM | IANS

The 137 passengers aboard a New Delhi-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight had a narrow escape when its wing got damaged after hitting a high mast light at the IGI airport here, airport officials said Friday. A probe has been ordered into the incident.

The incident was reported around 7.40 p.m. Thursday, when a SpiceJet Boeing 737-800, operating on Delhi-Hyderabad route (SG 239), was going to take off from the runway.

"Preliminary observations suggest that the aircraft came off the taxiway guiding line and as a result, it hit the post," said a spokesperson of the IGI airport operator.

All the passengers on board were safe, official said.

Following the incident, the pilot of the aircraft aborted take-off and the passengers were sent to Hyderabad in a separate plane after a delay of about two hours.

During the incident, 137 passengers, two pilots and 4 cabin crew members were inside the plane.