ALSO READAirAsia flight aborted after bird hit stalls takeoff from Ranchi airport AirAsia flight hit by a bird, narrow escape for 174 passengers GoAir to shift operations to Delhi's T2 from Oct 29 Drone-like object spotted at Delhi's IGI Airport, flight ops hit twice Jet Airways flight suffers bird hit during landing at Jodhpur
A Patna-bound GoAir flight with 174 passengers on-board on Saturday returned to New Delhi following a bird strike soon after it took off from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, the airline said.
The Airbus A320 neo plane suffered the bird hit when it was on the climb, forcing the pilot to discontinue the journey and return to New Delhi for an inspection of the plane, GoAir said in a statement.
The incident took place at 10.30 am.
As a precautionary measure, the pilot decided to return to the Delhi airport for an inspection of the aircraft, it said, adding there were 174 passengers on-board.
The stranded passengers were immediately accommodated to another aircraft to Patna, it added.