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Qatar Airways Doha flight hits water tanker before takeoff at Kolkata airport

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 01 Nov 2018, 02:43:24 PM
Qatar Airways Doha-Kolkata flight hits water tanker during take-offf at Kolkata airport

New Delhi:

A Qatar Airways Doha-Kolkata flight hit a water tanker just before takeoff at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night. All the 103 passengers on board the Qatar Airways QR 541 were safely evacuated, however, the aircraft’s belly was damaged. According to the airport officials, the aircraft was taken for repairs after the incident that occurred around 3 am. 

As per initial reports, the driver of the tanker lost control and hit the aircraft. An inquiry has been ordered into the accident.

(Further details awaited)

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First Published : 01 Nov 2018, 12:33:19 PM