Air India A320 suffers wing damage in Jaipur

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An Air India Airbus A320 suffered damage in an incident at Jaipur on 5 January.

The aircraft, registered as VT-ESH, was operating flight AI889 on the Guwahati-Imphal-New Delhi service when it was diverted to Jaipur because of poor visibility in New Delhi, says an airline spokesman.

Local media reports say the incident took place as the aircraft was landing at around 21:30 local time. The spokesman also confirmed that Jaipur had poor visibility at the time of the incident.

Images on Twitter show that one of the wheels had burst, with vegetation visible on the left bogie. The left wing also sustained damage and its wingtip appears to have been torn off.

No passengers were hurt in the incident and the aircraft is "undergoing maintenance", the spokesman adds.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows that the A320 (MSN 469) was built in 1994. It was delivered to Indian Airlines in that same year, and is owned and managed by Air India. It is powered by two International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-A1 engines.