IndiGo flight reverted after it suffers a bird hit

10 April 2017, 07:22 AM
Indigo flight (Source: PTI)
Indigo flight (Source: PTI)

A Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight from Raipur with 150 passengers on board had to force a return after it suffered a bird hit soon after takeoff.

IndiGo's 6E-252 took off from Raipur at 7:03 PM and suffered a bird hit 23 nautical miles from Raipur.

The nose of the aircraft suffered damage, a senior airport official said.

The plane has been grounded.

IndiGo's engineers were assessing the extent of the damage. The passengers were accommodated in a different flight to Kolkata.

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First Published: Monday, April 10, 2017 07:01 AM

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