Air India jet hit by truck at US airport, damaged


An Air India aircraft was hit by a catering truck at Newark airport in the US on Wednesday evening. The Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) was being prepared to fly as AI 191 with 335 passengers to Mumbai.

“The aircraft has been severely damaged in the mishap and had to be grounded. Alternate arrangements are being made for the passengers and the aircraft was being prepared for take off when it was hit,” said an official.

While AI will seek compensation from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey which runs the Newark Liberty International Airport, the airline faces a major handicap with an ultra-long range aircraft down.

Full report here Times of India



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