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Sahara flight wing damage at Srinagar

A wing of the Delhi-Srinagar Air Sahara flight was on Sunday damaged while coming to a halt after taxing at the airport here. Nobody was hurt.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2006 12:07 IST

A wing of the Delhi-Srinagar Air Sahara flight was on Sunday damaged while coming to a halt after taxing at the airport here. Nobody was hurt.

A senior official said the right wing of the Air Sahara flight hit the nose of the parked Indian Airlines (IA) Haj flight damaging its wing badly and causing superficial damage to the IA plane's nose.

The IA flight had brought in Haj pilgrims from Jeddah and the Hajis were disembarking when the mishap occurred.

"The Air Sahara flight wing suddenly hit the nose of the IA plane. Airport officials immediately rushed out. No one was hurt, though the departure of the Air Sahara flight was delayed," said an airport officer here.

He said flight engineers were trying to repair the damaged wing of the Air Sahara aircraft. "The flight is grounded as the authorities here have decided to allow the aircraft to take off only after it was 100 per cent flight worthy," the officer said.

The Srinagar airport, undergoing massive renovation and expansion, witnessed huge rush on Sunday as four Haj flights landed, apart from the routine Delhi-Srinagar flights that had been cancelled on Saturday due to bad weather.

First Published: Jan 29, 2006 21:36 IST