While being pulled back from the passenger terminal to the runway, a SpiceJet jet collided with an electric pole at Delhi airport on Monday. At the time of the incident, the passengers were on board.
The incident occurred as the Boeing 737-800 aeroplane was taxiing from the passenger terminal to the runway, according to reports. When the plane collided with the pole on its route to Jammu, the aileron, a moveable component of the trailing end of the wing, was destroyed. According to news agency ANI, the plane had to return to the hanger, and the passengers were moved to another plane. More details are awaited.
Confirming the incident, a SpiceJet spokesperson said, “Today, SpiceJet flight SG 160 was scheduled to operate between Delhi and Jammu. During push back, the right-wing trailing edge came in close contact with a pole, causing damage to the aileron. A replacement aircraft has been arranged to operate the flight.”
A SpiceJet flight (passengers) collided with an electric pole at the Delhi airport during pushback of the aircraft. The aircraft was changed for the passengers on board; investigations have been launched: Airport official
— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2022
On January 7, 2012, a SpiceJet jet bound for Pune collided with an electric pole on the runway just before take-off, inflicting damage to its right wing.