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Water truck collides with Qatar Airways plane at Indian airport

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Staff Writer | November 1, 2018
A water truck collided with a Qatar Airways plane Thursday at an airport in eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.
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Asia   Officials said there were 103 passengers on board
According to the officials, all the passengers on board of the plane are reported to be safe.

The incident took place early Thursday when the flight from Doha to Kolkata was arriving at the airport.

"During the early hours today a collision took place between a water truck and an aeroplane belonging to Qatar Airways. No passenger was hurt in collision," an airport official said. "However, aircraft's belly suffered a damage."

Officials said there were 103 passengers on board.

Authorities have ordered an inquiry into the collision.

"Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered an enquiry into the incident to ascertain the reasons that led to collision," the official said.