Nation Current Affairs 16 Apr 2016 Hailstorm damages Dr ...

Hailstorm damages Drukair plane, passengers safe

PTI
Published Apr 16, 2016, 8:39 pm IST
Updated Apr 16, 2016, 8:39 pm IST
The plane was caught in the severe hailstorm, causing damage to its nose-cone.
The Drukair plane was to fly to Bangkok after a stopover in Guwahati. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
 The Drukair plane was to fly to Bangkok after a stopover in Guwahati. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Guwahati: As many as 90 passengers onboard a Bangkok-bound Drukair plane from Paro (Bhutan), via Guwahati, had a narrow escape after its nose cone suffered damage when it was caught in a hailstorm during landing at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on Saturday. The plane, however, landed safely around 11.30 am, airport sources said.

The aircraft (an Airbus A319) was getting ready for the landing when it was caught in the severe hailstorm, causing damage to its nose-cone, they said, adding that the plane has been grounded for inspection.

 

The Drukair plane was to fly to Bangkok after a stopover in Guwahati, they said, adding that a ferry aircraft was brought in and it took off for its destination at 5.30 pm with the stranded passengers. Drukair is a Bhutan government-owned airline.

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