Plane suffers bird hit in India's Ranchi, take-off aborted

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-08 19:05:10|Editor: huaxia
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NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- An AirAsia flight suffered a bird hit in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi on Saturday, following which it was forced to abort the take-off, officials said.

The plane heading for Mumbai suffered bird hit during the take-off at the Ranchi airport in the capital city of Jharkhand.

All the passengers onboard are reported to be safe.

This incident comes a day after a tragic plane crash in the southern state of Kerala killed 18, including two pilots.

"AirAsia India aircraft VT-HKG operating from Ranchi to Mumbai as flight i5-632 encountered a bird hit during scheduled departure at 11:50 a.m. (local time) today," an official said. "The take-off was aborted immediately."

Officials said the aircraft is currently being inspected and would be allowed to depart after the technical clearance.

Local media reports said there were 176 passengers on board the 180-seat aircraft. Enditem