Air India Flight Rams Into Truck at Delhi Airport, no Casualty Reported

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The engines of both the aircraft were shut when the wing of the Ethiopian plane's wing crashed into the wing of Air India plane.

The flight landed at the Copenhagen airport after more than a seven-hour journey last night.

This is not a stand-alone incident involving an Air India.

The national carrier has been expanding its global operations and has started services to overseas destinations, including Washington and Stockholm so far this year. "This committee is apart from other committee constituted by other regularity bodies", said a spokesperson of Air India.With flight traffic at Delhi airport growing at 20% rate each year, the number of such incidents, including planes straying into each other's paths - on the runway or mid-air has increased tooLast month, on August 9, an Ethiopian Airline's plane, carrying 196 passengers, hit a parked Air India aircraft at 2.25am at the airport , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

The flight was accorded a ceremonial water canon salute after landing at the Copenhagen airport and there was also a cake cutting function at the airport.

This is the 11th destination in Europe for Air India and it is "connecting the Mermaid with the Maharaja", Bansal said today, adding that he was looking forward for a good passenger load.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is Air India's 44th worldwide destination and 11th European non-stop destination. The bronze structure sits on a rock by waterside in the city and represents a famous character from a fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The airline will operate thrice-a-week flight service - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - on Boeing B-787 Dreamliner and is offering return fares starting from '42,700, inclusive of all taxes, to mark its inauguration. Officials confirmed that engine number 1 on the outboard side of the flight, AI820 from Vadodara to Delhi, hit a parked ground cool unit at bay C33.

The services to Moscow is temporarily suspended and would restart in October, an airline official said.

To revive Air India, which has a huge debt burden, the government is working on the modalities for the strategic disinvestment of Air India and its five subsidiaries.