Kolkata: A Bangkok bound IndiGo flight from Kolkata returned to NSCBI airport on Thursday one hour after taking off when the pilot suspected that the aircraft suffered a bird hit while taking off, an official of Airports Authority of India said.
IndiGo flight 6E 0075 took off from the airport at 10.58 am and the pilot reported suspected bird hit at 10.59 am, the official said.
According to the media report, NSCBI Airport Director, Atul Dikshit told “The aircraft returned and landed safely at the airport at 11.59 am,”.
“The pilot has reported no damage to the aircraft,” he said. The runway was inspected immediately and a small bird was found on the runway between taxiway B and taxiway C, the director said.