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Two IndiGo engineers struck by lightning at Nagpur airport, hospitalised

Aug 07, 2022 12:33 PM IST

The engineers were conducting a routine check for an incoming IndiGo flight from Ahmedabad when they were hit by lightning. They were rushed to the hospital and are now stable.

Two engineers of IndiGo airlines were injured after being struck by lightning at Nagpur's Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport on Saturday. The incident happened amid heavy rain and thunder in the Maharashtra district when they were on their walkie-talkie, carrying out routine recce for an incoming IndiGo Ahmedabad-Nagpur flight.

The IndiGo flight was grounded at Nagpur airport and could not proceed to its next destination.(Reuters)
The IndiGo flight was grounded at Nagpur airport and could not proceed to its next destination.(Reuters)

One of the engineers fell unconscious on impact of the lightning, while the second continues to have weakness in his right hand as a result of the accident, Mohammad Etesham, duty doctor of Kingsway Hospital at the airport, told PTI.

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“They were talking on their walkie-talkie sets to the captain of an Indigo flight that had arrived at the bay at around 5pm when the incident took place,” Etesham informed.

Reports said the aircraft was grounded and could not take off for its next destination.

The engineers were rushed to the Kingsway Hospital and are under observation in the Intensive Care Unit at present. Their conditions are stable now.

Earlier this week, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Maharashtra is likely to receive above-normal rainfall during August and September. Meanwhile, the weather department predicted that heavy downpour is also likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Konkan, Goa and South Interior Karnataka.

(With agency inputs)

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