IndiGo flight makes emergency landing after bird collides against engine
The plane started to wobble after the collision. The pilot informed the ATC officers who asked the plane to immediately make an emergency landing in Raipur.india Updated: Sep 09, 2017 21:24 IST
An IndiGo flight from Raipur to Hyderabad made an emergency landing at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur on Saturday morning after a bird hit the plane’s engine.
All 170 passengers onboard were unhurt.
“As soon as the Indigo flight 6E827 took off from the airport 9.10 am, a bird collided with the plane’s engine. There was a loud bang, and the aircraft began to wobble. The pilot alerted the ATC (Air Traffic Control) immediately,” Airport officer Santosh Dhoke said.
“The ATC officers without any delay asked the plane to make an emergency landing. It was made to land amid full emergency procedures.”
First Published: Sep 09, 2017 21:24 IST