Bird-hit forces Mumbai-Bangkok flight to return

The aircraft landed safely and all 180 passengers and eight crew have also deplaned.

Published: 12th May 2017 12:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2017 12:52 PM   |  A+A-

Jet Airways flight. (File photo: ENS)


MUMBAI: A "suspected" bird hit forced a Jet Airways flight to return shortly after it took off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here on Friday morning.

The aircraft landed safely and all 180 passengers and eight crew have also deplaned, a spokesperson said.

The incident occurred around 8.15 a.m. on the Mumbai-Bangkok flight 9W-70 when the crew executed an air-turn following the suspected hit on the tail of the aircraft.

The aircraft is currently being examined by the Jet Airways engineering team and ground personnel.

Following the strike, the flight has been delayed by over four hours and is rescheduled to depart at 12.45 p.m. to reach Bangkok around 6.25 p.m., the spokesperson said.


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