An IndiGo Airbus A320 Hit By SpaceJet Step Ladder At Mumbai Airport

Both the IndiGo Airbus A320 and SpiceJet Step Ladder were parked at the time of incident.

An IndiGo Airbus A320 Hit By SpaceJet Step Ladder At Mumbai Airport
An IndiGo Airbus A320 Hit By SpaceJet Step Ladder At Mumbai Airport 

Ground Step Ladder of SpiceJet airlines crashed into an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft at Mumbai Airport.



The incident took place in the apron area at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Saturday morning due to strong winds when the city received heavy rainfall.

The IndiGo Airbus suffered damage to wings and engine cowling. The aircraft was parked at the time of incident. The SpiceJet step ladder got detached from its parked position and hit the A320.

Ground Step Ladder of SpiceJet airlines crashed into an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft at Mumbai Airport.
The aircraft was grounded at the time of incident.



The Mumbai Airport authority confirmed the damage suffered by the parked IndiGo aircraft. The airport spokesperson also said:

"Unpredictable cyclonic storms engulfing India have posed a huge challenge for unattended aircraft parked across airports. Due to strong winds, VH-IHN of IndiGo was hit by a ladder of SpiceJet at Mumbai, causing some damage to wings and engine cowling."

Ground Step Ladder of SpiceJet airlines crashed into an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft at Mumbai Airport.



IndiGo spokesperson also confirmed the incident and also released a press statement saying:

"This incident occurred at Mumbai airport early this morning. A step ladder belonging to SpiceJet got detached from its parked position and damaged a stationary aircraft belonging to Indigo. The incident is under investigation by relevant authorities."

Ground Step Ladder of SpiceJet airlines crashed into an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft at Mumbai Airport.
Both airlines confirmed the incident.



Whereas, SpiceJet official said that its step ladder was well parked in stand C87. A SpiceJet spokesperson said:

"On June 6, a SpiceJet step ladder was parked on stand C87 (where one of our aircraft VT-SLA was parked) at the Mumbai airport. On stand C86, an IndiGo aircraft was parked. Both aircraft were not in service at that time."

Ground Step Ladder of SpiceJet airlines crashed into an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft at Mumbai Airport.
The IndiGo aircraft was parked on nearby stand. Photo: IndiGo



"At around 7:30 am, sudden strong winds picked up. There was no prior weather warning or advisory. SpiceJet's step ladder, which was well secured and with chocks in plane, was moved backwards and hit the IndiGo aircraft on its right wing," SpiceJet spokesperson added.

The incident is under investigation by relevant authorities, the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile the nose wheel of another aircraft from Air India's fleet parked swang due to strong gusty winds. The incident is also under investigation.




However, no human injuries or any other damage to aircraft was reported, as reported by the airline spokesperson.

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