Air India Express has ordered a probe after one of its airplanes hit an electric pole while landing at the Vijaywada International Airport, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday (February 20).
The flight which was arriving from Doha, Qatar didn’t suffer any casualties or injuries as one of the wings collided with the pole. According to the passengers, they felt a sudden jolt as soon as the plane landed.
Authorities have reported that all the 64 passengers and the crew are safe with the electric pole being smashed to the ground and the plane suffering a huge dent on its side.
Air India Express is the low-cost carrier owned by Air India Express Limited (AIEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indian flag carrier airline Air India. It was formed on April 29, 2005, to provide international flights from Tier-II cities in India, to the Gulf and southeast Asia.
The flight took off from Doha at 10.25 am and landed at Vijayawada airport at 4.50 pm.