Bird hit forces cancellation of flight

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Chennai, Feb 2 (UNI) A Delhi-bound Indigo Airlines flight, with 114 passengers on board, suffered a bird hit last night and returned to the airport here within an hour of its take-off.

Airport sources said the flight, which took off around 2130 hrs, suffered the bird hit when the aircraft was in midair. Under the impact, the bird got stuck in its wings.

After getting an SoS from the cabin crew, airport control authorities allowed the aircraft to return to Chennai airport at around 2230 hrs.

Officials tried for two hours to remove the bird from the fan. As the efforts went in vain, the airlines announced cancellation of the flight and refunded the ticket amount to the passengers around midnight.

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