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June 27, 2010

GoAir flight suffers bird hit

Filed under: Incidents — aerotowfeeq @ 9:57 pm
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In a close shave for a Mumbai- bound GoAir flight, the plane with over 130 onboard suffered a bird hit that damaged one of its blades soon after it took-off from the city airport today, forcing it to return.

All 131 passengers are safe after the aircraft landed under emergency conditions here and the plane has been grounded.

“One blade of the aircraft, which was operating on Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Bangalore route has been confirmed as damaged due to the impact and the flight has been grounded,” a GoAir official told PTI.

The passengers are being transferred to other airlines, the official said, adding, “we have cancelled our next flight.”

The official, however, did not specify the number of crew members on board.

The flight had taken off for Mumbai at 6.15 PM and returned to Ahmedabad shortly after the bird hit the aircraft, the official said.

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