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Kolkata-bound aircraft hit by bird

An incoming Kingfisher Airlines aircraft, carrying 107 passengers, was hit by a bird today minutes before reaching the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata.

kolkata Updated: Sep 14, 2009 02:16 IST
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An incoming Kingfisher Airlines aircraft, carrying 107 passengers, was hit by a bird on Sunday minutes before reaching the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata.

The Delhi-Kolkata flight, however, landed safely and returned to Delhi at 9.55 pm after its wings were repaired, airport officials said.

Incidentally, as a result of the delay in the flight's departure, city police Commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakraborty, who was also a passenger in the return flight, was left waiting for more than an hour at the airport.