IndiGo said SpiceJet's step ladder got detached from its parked position and hit its parked aircraft. The incident, which took place Saturday morning, is being probed by the authorities.
"Unpredictable cyclonic storms engulfing India have posed a huge challenge for unattended aircraft parked across airports. Due to strong winds, VT-IHN of IndiGo was hit by a ladder of SpiceJet
at Mumbai, (causing) some damage to wings and engine cowling," the MIAL spokesperson said.
"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 IndiGo spokesperson said.
The incident is being investigated by concerned authorities, the spokesperson added.
SpiceJet said its step ladder was well secured and with chocks in place.
"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," a SpiceJet spokesperson said in a statement.
"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 place, was moved backwards and hit the IndiGo aircraft on the right wing," the spokesperson said.
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