Hit by bird, Delhi-bound IndiGo flight makes emergency landingtext_fields
New Delhi: A Delhi-bound IndiGo flight on Monday made an emergency landing within a few minutes of its take-off, at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar after being hit by a bird.
The IndiGo flight 6E-2065 from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi took off from Bhubaneswar airport around 7:50 a.m., with 180 passengers on board.
The aircraft was forced to make the landing after one of its engines developed a technical snag following the bird hit.
Last Tuesday, similar incidents took place within a span of a few hours.
An IndiGo flight going from Kolkata to Bengaluru experienced a mid-air glitch, which involved one of the aircraft's engines shut down, yet the flight managed to land safely.
“IndiGo flight 6E 455 from Kolkata to Bengaluru returned to Kolkata after take-off due to a technical issue. The pilot followed standard operating procedures and landed back in Kolkata. An alternate aircraft is being arranged to bring the passengers to Bengaluru. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers,” said the airline spokesperson.
Earlier in that day, an IndiGo flight from Madurai landed safely at the Mumbai airport despite one of the aircraft's engines shutting down. Given that twin-engine planes can safely operate on a single engine, the Airbus A321 safely landed in Mumbai.
“IndiGo flight 6E-2012 operating from Madurai to Mumbai had a technical issue prior to landing in Mumbai. The pilot prioritised the landing in Mumbai. The aircraft is held at Mumbai and will be back in operation after necessary maintenance. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers,” said the airline spokesperson.