Friday, August 05, 2022

Vistara flight returns to Varanasi due to bird hit during take off

New Delhi: A Vistara Varanasi-Mumbai flight on Friday suffered a bird hit during take off. The aircraft safely returned safely to the origin airport.

The Airbus A320’s (VT-TNC) radome has been damaged and the aircraft has been grounded in Varanasi, say Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials.

This is at least the second bird hit in as many days. Aviation officials say these instances rise during monsoon as waterlogged ground forces worms to the surface, attracting more birds that usual.

About Friday’s bird hit, Vistara said in a statement: “Vistara flight UK 622 operating Varanasi to Mumbai on August 5, 2022, turned back to Varanasi due to a bird strike during departure. Due to a maintenance inspection of the aircraft being required, another aircraft has been sent from Delhi to Varanasi to fly the passengers to Mumbai. It has been our constant endeavour to minimise inconvenience to our customers in such unavoidable situations whilst keeping safety as our topmost priority.”

GoFirst’s Ahmedabad-Chandigarh flight on Thursday had safely returned to the origin soon after take off following a bird hit. There was a suspected bird hit to engine number 1 and the aircraft operating as G8-911 had returned to Ahmedabad.

05/08/22 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment