Narrow escape for airline passengers in Orissa
Passengers had a narrow escape when a Mumbai-bound Indian aircraft suffered a bird hit while taking off.india Updated: May 27, 2006 18:04 IST
More than 100 passengers had a narrow escape when a Mumbai-bound Indian aircraft suffered a bird hit while taking off from the Biju Patnaik airport in Bhubaneswar on Saturday afternoon.
The Airbus-320, with 114 passengers on board, was speeding down the runway when the bird was sucked into one of its engines, officials said.
The pilots applied the brakes suddenly bringing the aircraft to a halt and deflating four tyres, they said.