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Teams wait out at airport after emergency landing

The Indian and Australian cricket teams spent Monday morning at the airport after their chartered Jet Airways plane to Mumbai returned soon after take-off when a bird hit it.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Nagpur
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2007 02:14 PM IST

The Indian and Australian cricket teams spent Monday morning at the airport after their chartered Jet Airways plane to Mumbai returned soon after take-off when a bird hit it.

The teams were waiting for another plane to be flown from Mumbai to Nagpur, said an Indian team official.

The Nagpur-Mumbai chartered flight took off at 9.40 a.m. but had to make an emergency landing after the bird hit.

"It's not a big issue and no one panicked as a plane being hit by a bird is a common phenomenon and the pilot decided to land again for a technical check-up," an official said.

The two teams play the seventh and final one-day international of the Future Cup in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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