ALSO READFlying in and out of Mumbai today? 5-hour runway shutdown to delay flights Maharashtra mulls changes to airport slum development plan MP receives award for comprehensive development of tourism Man detained for unruly conduct on Indigo flight Navi Mumbai airport take-off on stand-by till May 2020
The incident happened around 5.45 a.m. when the Kuwaiti Airbus A330 was taxiing towards the parking stand and the IndiGo Mumbai-Jaipur flight 6E-207 Airbus A-320 was taxiing out for departure.
The air traffic control had instructed the IndiGo pilot to follow the Kuwait Airways' aircraft arrival. The Kuwaiti pilot was advised to move ahead to make way for the former.
The accident was noticed by a passenger aboard the IndiGo who alerted the crew which informed the flight commander.
As a precaution, the IndiGo commander decided to return to the parking bay, all the passengers disembarked and were shifted to another aircraft.
IndiGo said in a statement that as per rules while an aircraft is on Taxiway N, Taxiway W4 should not be permitted to use as standard wingtip clearance is not met.
"Due to the taxiing process, the IndiGo aircraft came in contact with the aircraft of the international operator (Kuwait Airways)."
The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation and airport authorities are separately probing the incident.