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AirAsia flight hit by a bird, narrow escape for 174 passengers

The pilot of the Ranchi-New Delhi flight applied emergency brakes to land

IANS  |  Ranchi 

AirAsia flight hit by a bird, narrow escape for 174 passengers

The 174 passengers of an had a narrow escape here in Jharkhand on Saturday, when the plane was by a as it was taking off.

According to sources at Birsa Munda Airport, the flight's pilot used the brakes to land the plane, which was going from Ranchi to New Delhi.

In the landing, the blades of the plane got damaged and some smoke was also seen after the incident. The passengers were taken out from the door.

This comes after an AirAsia passenger on July 12, opened the flight's door mid-air, as it was descending at the The passenger was arrested and sent to a mental hospital for treatment.

First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 19:30 IST
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