According to the airlines spokesperson, the 6-I-252 at round 3.15 PM was taking off when it was hit by a bird. He said that the crew and the passengers were safe. The plane was immediately stopped to avert mishap. The plane was examined by technical experts after the incidence, he said.
He further said that alternative plane was made available to the passengers to fly.
The reason behind the incident is believed to be a slaughter house. Officials have requested the civic authorities to close down the slaughter house to avoid such catastrophe from taking place in the future, said official sources.
Meanwhile, IndiGo Airlines aircraft survived a tragedy on Jan 22 after the pilot of the plane applied emergency brakes on time to save 168 passengers while preparing for a takeoff as a bus ferrying people appeared on the runway at the Jammu Airport.