In a freak accident, the wing of a Hyderabad-bound SpiceJet aircraft that carried 142 people was damaged after the pilot veered off the guiding line and hit a high-mast light-post while taxiing out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Thursday.

The DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident which happened around 7.40 p.m. when the aircraft was taxiing out of the parking bay to the runway for take-off.

All the passengers were safe and sent to Hyderabad in a separate plane. — PTI

A spokesperson of the IGI airport operator —— Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said, “Preliminary observations suggest that the aircraft came off the taxiway guiding line and as a result it hit the post. Due to this the high mast light also got damaged.”

All the passengers on board were unaffected.

Following the incident, the pilot of the aircraft aborted take—off and the passengers were sent to Hyderabad in a separate plane. PTI