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Wing tips of two taxiing planes touch each other


A major mishap was averted when the wingtips of two aircraft–one of them taxiing and the other on the verge of takeoff–touched each other at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

No passenger or crew member of either IndiGo or Kuwait Airways aircraft was hurt in the incident, which took place at around 0545 hours, airport sources said.

Both the aircraft are now grounded and the incident has been reported to the aviation regulator DGCA, they said.

Kuwait Airways Airbus A330 was taxiing at the runway for Kuwait while IndiGo’s Airbus A320 was taking off for Kolkata via Jaipur, they said.

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