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A SpiceJet plane collided with an electric pole at the Delhi airport during pushback of the aircraft. During the incident, the passengers were on board. The aircraft was changed for the passengers on board. An investigation has been launched to look into the matter, an airport official told news agency ANI.

SpiceJet also released a statement saying today, its flight SG 160 was scheduled to operate between Delhi and Jammu. During push back, the right-wing trailing edge came in close contact with a pole, causing damage to aileron. "A replacement aircraft has been arranged to operate the flight," the airline said.

None of the passengers was injured and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has begun an investigation into the matter, officials said. The plane was scheduled to depart from Delhi at 9.20 am

In other news, in the wake of bad weather and low visibility in Pakyong (PYG), SpiceJet has said all departures or arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. "Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via SpiceJet website," the company said.

With agency inputs

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