Saturday, December 24, 2011

Towing van hits plane, damages windscreen

MUMBAI: A windscreen of an Ilyushin-76 (IL-76) aircraft was damaged by a towing vehicle around 2.30am on Saturday, minutes before the plane was to take off.

The incident occurred when the aircraft, which belongs to Russian freighter company Volga-Dnepr, was being pushed back in preparation for a take-off, said a source.

"The tow bar of the towing machine hit the aircraft's observation window, which is located below the cockpit and is almost in line with the tow bar," the source added.

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