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Air India Express Plane Hits Lighting Pole Landing at VGA

MIAMI – An Air India Express (IX) Boeing 737-800 hit an electrical pole after landing Saturday at Vijayawada International Airport (VGA) in Gannavaram, India. No injuries were reported.

Gannavaram is located in the southeast of India near the Bay of Bengal.

The aircraft, with 64 passengers on board, was conducting flight IX1676 from Doha (DIA) to VGA. The craft hit the pole while taxiing to the gate.

According to, the 737’s right wing hit a lighting pole on the side of the runway. The incident completely smashed the pole, and the plane’s right wing suffered a large dent.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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