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GoAir plane hits aerobridge at Chennai airport, no one hurt


Chennai:  A GoAir plane carrying 168 passengers from Mumbai today hit an aerobridge after landing at Chennai airport damaging a portion close to its front door but there was no report any injuries.

The incident occurred at around at 6.35 AM, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sources said, adding that the A-320 aircraft has been grounded.

There was no report of any of the 168 passengers, including an infant, on board being hurt in the incident, they said.

“The flight hit while aligning with the aerobridge damaging the fuselage close to the front door of the aircraft,” a DGCA source said.

The GioAir 8-305 flight was to leave for Port Blair after a halt in Chennai.

DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident.

“The GoAir Aircraft No.G 8 305 (Mumbai to Portblair via Chennai) while docking with passenger boarding bridge (PBB) slightly got damaged by the side of the door,” a statement from the Chennai Airport Director here said.

All the onboard passengers and crew were safe and disembarked later, it said.

“The PBB operator was licenced to operate the PBB and the incident is being investigated by DGCA,” it added.

The flight’s onward journey to Portblair was cancelled, officials said.

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