AI plane suffers bird hit while landing, no casualties reported

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New Delhi: According to the information given by the Air India spokesperson, in an incident that could be disastrous where an Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport today but fortunately no causalities reported.

While talking to the media, an Air India official went on to say: “The pilot of the (AI-401, DEL-CCU) aircraft reported a bird hit. The aircraft’s left engine has been damaged.”

The aircraft was grounded till further inspection and repair, he added.

The official said that all the 244 passengers and 10 crew members were reported to be safe on landing in Kolkata a little after 9 a.m.

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As a result, the Kolkata-Delhi return flight, that was scheduled to take off at 10.15 a.m., was delayed and will now take off at 5.30 p.m.

“We are arranging an alternative aircraft for flying out the passengers,” another spokesman added in Kolkata.

The return flight will ferry 240 passengers on the Kolkata-Delhi route.

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