Indian flight grounded at airport after tail strike

The incident is being investigated while the aircraft undergoes assessment and repairs, says airline


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Published: Tue 18 Apr 2023, 8:11 AM

An Indigo flight 6E-203 from Mumbai flight suffered a tail strike during landing at Nagpur airport.

The incident took place on April 14 as flight 6E 203 was on course to Nagpur from Mumbai.

"On 14th April 2023, flight 6E 203, from Mumbai had a tail strike while landing at Nagpur. The aircraft was declared grounded at Nagpur airport for assessment and repairs. The incident is being investigated in detail," IndiGo said in a statement.

No injuries were reported in the incident, the airline 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.


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