Delhi-bound Air India flight suffers bird hit, returns to Patna

The Delhi-bound Air India flight made an emergency landing after it suffered a bird hit.
An Air India flight suffered a bird hit and returned to Patna.(Reuters File Photo)
An Air India flight suffered a bird hit and returned to Patna.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Patna with 122 passengers onboard made an emergency landing on Thursday after it suffered a bird hit, an Air India spokesperson said.

All the passengers are safe and are being boarded on another flight for Delhi, the spokesperson said.

Flight AI 410 was bound for Delhi from Patna’s Jay Prakash Narayan Airport at 12.40 pm. Moments into the flight, it suffered a bird hit and returned to Patna, the spokesperson said.

The aircraft was being examined by engineers.

Earlier this month, an IndiGo flight and a SpiceJet flight had also experienced bird hit over Patna airspace.

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