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Plane makes emergency landing in R'sthan

The aircraft operated by IA subsidiary Alliance Air with 60 passengers on board hit a bird shortly after take-off.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2006 22:42 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

A plane with 60 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Rajasthan after hitting abird shortly after take-off, a report said on Sunday.

The aircraft operated by Alliance Air, a subsidiary of state-run domestic carrier Indian Airlines, was on its way to New Delhi via Jodhpur from the western commercial hub of Mumbai.

The pilot decided on an emergency landing after a vulture hit the turbine of the plane, the report quoted unidentified officials as saying.

The Boeing 737 landed safely at Jodhpur despite the technical problems caused by the bird hit, it added.

First Published: Oct 15, 2006 21:06 IST