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Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight suffers bird-hit, returns to Rajkot

The Rajkot-Mumbai flight suffered a bird hit during take-off around 7:15 am.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2018 17:58 IST
Press Trust of India
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Jet Airways aircraft at Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai.
Jet Airways aircraft at Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai.(Mint File)
         

A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was forced to return to the Rajkot airport on Saturday after it suffered a bird-hit during take-off, a senior official said.

The Rajkot-Mumbai flight suffered a bird hit during take-off around 7:15 am, Rajkot Airport Director B K Das said.

“After the bird-hit, the flight returned to the airport and was grounded. The aircraft has suffered some problems in the incident and repair work will be carried out by a team from Mumbai before it takes off again,” Das told PTI.

Jet Airways officials were not available for comment.

First Published: Jun 30, 2018 17:57 IST