Air India flight carrying 180 passengers from Pune collides with tow truck before take-off

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The image is used for representational purposes only | Photo credit: Reuters

An Air India flight bound for Delhi collided with a tow truck while taxiing towards the runway at Pune Airport. The incident happened when around 180 passengers were on board.

“The aircraft carrying around 180 passengers sustained damage to the nose and a tire near the landing gear. Despite the collision, all passengers and crew on board are reported to be safe,” an airport official said. YEARS.

Emergency protocols were quickly adopted that ensured the safety of all involved. Airport officials have confirmed the incident and stated that “passengers were immediately deplaned and arrangements were made for an alternate flight to Delhi.”

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Preliminary reports indicate that the tow truck used to maneuver the aircraft on the ground struck the aircraft during the taxiing process.

The DGCA’s investigation will focus on operational protocols and possible lapses that led to the incident. Airport operations continued without significant disruption, although the affected aircraft was taken out of service for detailed inspection and repairs for a short period and is now ready for service. Further updates are expected as the investigation progresses.

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