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Jet Airways aircraft suffers bird hit; delayed for 3 hours

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 23:28

Mangalore: One of the engines of a
Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight from Bajpe airport here
suffered minor damage due to a bird hit, airport authorities
said today.

"The Mumbai-Mangalore flight 9W 2133 with 130 passengers on
board landed safely. After the passengers and crew
disembarked, the aircraft was proceeding towards the apron
area when a peacock hit one of the engines", Bajpe Airport
Director M R Vasudeva Rao told PTI.

The flight was dealyed by about three hours as one of the
damaged parts of the engine had to be replaced, he said adding
it began return journey from here to Mumbai after the aircraft
was subjected to a thorough check.


First Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 23:28

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