ISLAMABAD: Pakistani domestic carrier Serene Air‘s Boeing 737-800 jet was rammed by a tow tug at Islamabad’s Benazir International Airport upon arrival from Karachi, the Express Tribune reported.
The $50 million jet was grounded after a vehicle of Islamabad Ground Crew (Royal Airport Services) hit the aircraft, damaging its body.
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“A few immediate flights have been cancelled due to the incident,” Serene Air spokesperson told The Express Tribune.
It may take a week to get the damaged plane repaired and bring back into the operations, he added.
Serene Air, which began its flight operations on January 29, was granted a license by the Civil Aviation Authority in October 2016. It is the fourth operational domestic airline; others being Pakistan International Airlines, Shaheen Air and Airblue.