Flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata
An aircraft coming from Bengaluru suffered bird hit while landing at the NSC Bose International Airport here on Thursday. Airport officials said though the right engine of the Jet Airways plane was damaged, it landed safely.
The aircraft was being repaired and the passengers who booked tickets for its return journey were accommodated in other flights, the officials said.
The incident took place at around 6 am. The technical staff started repairing the damaged engine soon after the incident.
"That damaged flight was scheduled to go to Mumbai. Passengers were waiting for it. Later, another flight was arranged for them," said an airport source. However, several passengers were worried about the episode. "We were really tensed. But later we got another flight," said a passenger.
In another incident, an Air Arabia flight made an emergency landing at NSCBI Airport on Thursday morning. The flight was going to Sharjah from Dhaka when the pilot saw black smoke coming out from the cockpit. The pilots of the flight, which was carrying around 164 passengers and 17 cabin crew members, decided to make an emergency landing at NSCBI airport.
The technical staff checked the plane and it was flown to its destination in the afternoon.