Patna: Over 100 passengers had a narrow escape in Patna on Thursday as a Delhi-bound Air India flight made an emergency landing after suffering a bird hit.
The plane was carrying 124 passengers and all of them are safe, ANI reported.
Bird hits are a serious threat to flight safety and have caused a number of accidents have been caused by it.
This comes only 10 days after a similar mid-air scare for passengers flying in two flights of SpiceJet and one of Indigo in Patna. On June 17, the two planes suffered bird hits over the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport.
The aircrafts underwent heavy turbulence after the bird hit. The two planes were carrying 365 passengers. The SpiceJet flight to Chennai via Hyderabad was cancelled after the aircraft suffered damage following the bird hit.
Indigo also cancelled its return flight to Delhi after the incident.
Earlier this month, a Port Blair-bound GoAir flight with 167 people on board returned shortly after take off from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata after it suffered a bird hit.
According to the airline’s spokesperson, the GoAir flight G8 101 made “a precautionary turn around and returned to Kolkata post take off owing to the bird hit”.