Ethiopian Airline confirms wing-tip collision with Air India aircraft

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-10 01:37:09|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Airline on Wednesday confirmed a wing tip collision with an Air India aircraft at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Tuesday.

"Our B-767 aircraft registration number ET-AMG flight number ET687, while preparing for a regular Delhi-Addis Ababa bound flight, it had a minor ground incident of wing tip collision with Air India A320 aircraft during push back at Delhi's IGI Airport," according to a statement issued by the Ethiopian Airline.

"The necessary repair work is being conducted on the aircraft as per our safety and maintenance procedures," the Airline affirmed.

The airline also announced the delivery of a substitute aircraft to continue the flight service, saying that "safety and comfort of our customers is our first priority and we flew a substitute aircraft to continue with the flight service for our valued customers."

Ethiopian Airlines further apologized its passengers for the inconvenience caused on the flight.

Ethiopian airline, operating to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents, commands the lion's share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network.