Kolkata: Air-India flight hit by bird when landing

35 passengers on board an Air-India flight from Yangon to Kolkata Tuesday had a miraculous escape when the plane was hit by a bird and its engine damaged while landing here this afternoon, airport sources said.

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010, 09:58 AM IST

Kolkata: 35 passengers on board an Air-India
flight from Yangon to Kolkata Tuesday had a miraculous escape
when the plane was hit by a bird and its engine damaged while
landing here this afternoon, airport sources said.

The plane, however, landed safely and one engine of the
aircraft was found to have suffered minor damage, the sources
said.

Meanwhile, a sixty-year-old passenger, S Srima of
Nagaland, was detained this afternoon at the airport here for
carrying two bullets in his bag. He was found to carry the
bullets in his bag during baggage check, officials said.

Srima was due to go to New Delhi from here.

PTI