• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Delhi-Bhubaneshwar flight suffers bird-hit, passengers safe

By Ians
|

Bhubaneswar, May 5: Passengers aboard Air Vistara's Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight had a narrow escape when a bird hit the aircraft before it landed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Thursday, officials said.

The front part of the plane -- operating the Vistara-UK709 flight -- was damaged following the incident but all 50 passengers and seven crew members on board were safe.

Narrow escape for Delhi-Odisha flight

Following the accident, the airlines have cancelled the return flight to New Delhi.

"It seems the flight was hit before landing at the airport. Inspection is going on and details can be given out only after completion of the investigation," said airport director R. Mahalingam.

The aircraft would be released for further operations after satisfactory maintenance action, said a Vistara statement.

IANS

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more