After bird hit, Chandigarh-Mumbai flight lands in Delhi
A local jet official said one of the engines got damaged, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Delhi.Updated: Oct 02, 2017 11:23 IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali
A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways plane that took off from the Chandigarh International Airport had to make an emergency landing in New Delhi as one of its engines got damaged after a bird hit the plane during take-off at 12.55pm on Sunday.
While airport director Suneel Dutt could not be contacted, a local jet official said one of the engines got damaged, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Delhi at about 1.35 pm.
All passengers were transported to Mumbai from Delhi later. The 180-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft was running full, said an official.
Some bird strikes have led to serious accidents involving aircraft of every size. The two primary locations where a bird can strike a moving aircraft are engines, wing and cockpit windshield. Jet engine ingestion is extremely serious due to the rotation speed of fan and engine design. As the bird strikes a fan blade, that blade can be displaced into another blade and so forth, causing a cascading failure.
First Published: Oct 02, 2017 10:05 IST