A Jet Airways airport bus driver who dozed off at the wheel as he was ferrying his plane’s crew across the tarmac, rammed his bus into and wrecked a stationary Alliance Air plane in Kolkata, causing crores of rupees of damage to the airline. No injuries were reported.
The offices of the DGCA said a breath analyser test was conducted on the driver that established that he was not drunk. He did however admit to having dozed off while driving the bus.
Officials at the airport say the plane was preparing to leave for Silchar when the incident happened and the aircraft was hit near its wing.
Jet Airways say the incident was an accident.