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Patna-bound GoAir flight suffers bird hit; returns to Delhi airport

The stranded passengers were accommodated to another aircraft to Patna

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A GoAir aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore
A GoAir aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore

A Patna-bound with 174 passengers on-board on Saturday returned to New 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 when it was on the climb, forcing the pilot to discontinue the journey and return to New for an inspection of the plane, GoAir said in a statement.


The incident took place at 10.30 am.

"G8 140 from to had a as the aircraft was climbing after take-off, " the private carrier said.

As a precautionary measure, the pilot decided to return to the 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.

First Published: Sat, November 18 2017. 16:05 IST
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