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Dubai-bound IndiGo aircraft suffers bird-hit on runway, take-off cancelled

The bird hits one of the wings of the aircraft, which was all set to take off

Dubai-bound IndiGo aircraft suffers bird-hit on runway, take-off cancelled

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Mangaluru, May 25

A Dubai-bound IndiGo aircraft which was moving on the runway of the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) here suffered a bird-hit on Thursday morning, forcing the cancellation of the take-off, airport sources said.

Sources said the incident occurred at around 8.30 am. The bird hit one of the wings of the aircraft, which was all set to take off.

The pilot immediately informed the Air Traffic Control and the take-off was aborted.

Following the incident, the 160 passengers were de-boarded from the flight.

The incident caused anxious moments at the airport for some time. Later, alternative arrangements were made for the passengers to travel to Dubai by another flight, which arrived from Bengaluru.

The grounded flight is being inspected by the technicians, they said.

MIA authorities in a statement said the flight 6E 1467 IXE-DXB (8.25 am departure) suffered a bird-hit as it entered the runway from taxiway. The pilot informed the ATC and returned to the apron at 8.30 am.    

All the passengers were deplaned and the aircraft was declared aircraft on ground for a thorough engineering inspection.

The rescheduled Dubai flight left at 11.05 am. 


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