Monday, February 19, 2018

Bird hit forces flight’s emergency landing

Bhubaneswar: A bird hit Indigo’s Bhubaneswar-Delhi flight on Sunday evening while taking off from Biju Patnaik International Airport here.

All 191 passengers safely landed back in the airport minutes after the bird hit at 6.30 pm.Airport sources said the flight engineers checked the aircraft and didn’t find any damage.

“An owl was found on the runway and the pilots asked for emergency landing at the airport here.

With 191 passengers, the flight took again for Delhi after nearly two hours,” said airport director Suresh Chandra Hota.The director said bird hazard control measures will be intensified.
18/02/18 Times of India