Jet blast shatters Indigo bus window, 5 injured

New Delhi : Five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the Delhi airport sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.

 However, SpiceJet said it was too early to say if the incident on Saturday evening was caused by jet blast from its  aircraft or any other reason. The police has registered an FIR and would look at who was at fault, a Delhi Police official said.

The incident happened when the IndiGo bus was parked for boarding of passengers on the flight to Mumbai, an IndiGo spokesperson said.

The front window of the bus broke due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane that was making its way to a parking bay nearby, the spokesperson added. Five passengers received minor injuries and were rushed to the airport clinic.

The matter is being probed by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), sources have confirmed.

“IndiGo Coach number 34 was parked at Bay 17 at 16:50 hours for boarding of passengers on flight 6E-191 enroute Delhi-Mumbai. At the same time, an arriving aircraft of SpiceJet SG-253 took a turn to park at the allocated bay. The jet blast from the aircraft broke the right front window glass of the coach,” IndiGo said in a statement.

The airline added that two of the injured passengers decided to continue their journey after receiving medical aid.

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