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Air India flight hit by eagle, lands safely

An Air India flight from Dubai carrying 31 passengers and the crew on Friday had a providential escape when an eagle hit the plane when it was landing at the Nedumbassery airport here, airport sources said.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2009 23:43 IST

An Air India flight from Dubai carrying 31 passengers and the crew on Friday had a providential escape when an eagle hit the plane when it was landing at the Nedumbassery airport here, airport sources said.

The flight C-537, which was headed to Kozhikode, was diverted to the airport here due to bad weather in Kozhikode and was about to land here when it was hit by the bird, which got entangled in the propeller. However, the flight landed safely, the sources said.

Later the flight resumed its journey to Kozhikode after repair work, the sources said.