IndiGo Mumbai-Nagpur flight suffers tail damage while landing
No injuries were reported in the incident, the airlines said
An Indigo plane that took off from the Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport suffered a tail strike while landing at the Nagpur Airport.
The incident took place on April 14, 2023 when Flight 6E-203 was on course to Nagpur from Mumbai.
No injuries were reported in the incident, the airlines said.
A tail strike occurs when the tail or empennage of an aircraft hits the ground or any other stationary object during take-off or landing.
At least a couple of more IndiGo flights suffered a tail strike in 2023, resulting in grounding of the planes.
A tail strike of the plane is usually a rare occurrence and can result to untoward incidents if not dealt carefully.
Following three tail strike incidents operated by IndiGo in the last three months, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an action and corrective measures against crew members and the airlines, reported sources.