Chennai-Doha IndiGo flight suffers bird hit after take off, passengers accommodated on different plane

16 November 2017, 09:19 AM
Chennai-Doha IndiGo flight suffers bird hit after take off
Chennai-Doha IndiGo flight suffers bird hit after take off

A Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffered a bird hit just after it took off from Chennai airport on Thursday at 2:15 AM. The Chennai-Doha IndiGo flight was carrying 134 passengers and seven crew members. 

Soon after the plane was hit by a bird the plane returned to Chennai.  It could have caused a major disaster but the pilot was successful in safe landing the flight. Meanwhile, the IndiGo's engineers were assessing the extent of the damage the passengers and cabin crew was shifted to another flight to Doha by 4:30 AM.

Last month, a Delhi-Raipur Air India flight made an emergency landing in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow after a technical issue. However, there was no casualty reported and the passengers & crew members were all safe.

Earlier, aviation regulator DGCA had asked engine maker Pratt & Whitney to fix the snags in its engines powering Airbus 320 neo planes operated by IndiGo and GoAir within a "specified time".

First Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 09:11 AM
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