NEW DELHI: Passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the airport here sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.
The incident happened last evening when the IndiGo bus was ferrying passengers to the plane, headed to Mumbai, an IndiGo spokesperson said.
The front window of the bus broke due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane that was making its way to a parking bay nearby, the spokesperson added.
Five passengers received minor injuries and were rushed to the airport clinic.
The matter is being probed by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), sources have confirmed. "IndiGo Coach number 34 was parked at Bay 17 at 16:50 hours for boarding of passengers on flight 6E-191 enroute Delhi-Mumbai.
At the same time, an arriving aircraft of SpiceJet SG-253 took a turn to park at the allocated bay. The jet blast from the aircraft broke the right front window glass of the coach," IndiGo said in a statement.
The airline added that two of the injured passengers decided to continue their journey after receiving medical aid. SpiceJet, however, said its plane was "following ATC instructions and taxiing after landing at Delhi".
"It is too early to say if the incident was caused by an outside object or jet blast of SpiceJet aircraft or the bus violated the vehicular movement lane or any other reason," the statement added.