Qatar Airways flight hits water tanker before take off at Kolkata

Qatar Airways QR 541 Doha-Kolkata flight hit a water tanker while taking off from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, at 1:52 am.

Airport director Atul Dixit said, “The passengers were safely evacuated. We have informed the Director General of Civil Aviation about the incident. Now it is up to them to conduct a probe.”

The aircraft had 103 passengers onboard who were taken to a hotel in Kolkata, They will board the next flight to around 3 am on Friday. The accident caused damage to the aircraft belly.

The incident is currently under inquiry.

(With inputs from India Today reporter Arindam Bhattacharya)