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Bus bang costs AI 400 crore

Bus bang costs AI 400 crore
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A Jet Airways shuttle bus driver has confessed that he dozed off and crashed into an Air India aircraft at the Kolkata airport on Tuesday morning, causing damage worth crores though no one was seriously hurt. The plane, said to be worth Rs. 400 crore, was extensively damaged, says Air India.

Kolkata: A Jet Airways shuttle bus driver has confessed that he dozed off and crashed into an Air India aircraft at the Kolkata airport on Tuesday morning, causing damage worth crores though no one was seriously hurt. The plane, said to be worth Rs. 400 crore, was extensively damaged, says Air India.

The driver, Momin Ali, is likely to be arrested. "He has said that after a night shift, he had fallen asleep and deviated from his route," said airport director AK Sharma. There were no passengers in the aircraft or on the bus when the incident took place at around 5:25 am.

Airport officials said the plane was parked at Bay no. 32 and was preparing to fly to Silchar in Assam. The bus hit the plane near its left wing. A medical exam revealed that the driver was not drunk or on drugs.

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