SpiceJet aircraft suffers bird hit; all safe

The incident took place around 9 AM when the flight was about to touch down and suddenly a bird hit the right wing of the aircraft.

Vijayawada (AP): A SpiceJet aircraft with 35 passengers on board suffered a bird hit today ahead of its landing at the Gannavaram airport here.

The incident took place around 9 AM when the flight was about to touch down and suddenly a bird hit the right wing of the aircraft, damaging it slightly, airport officials said.

However, the pilot made a safe landing and none of the passengers were hurt, they said.

Due to the bird hit, the return flight to Hyderabad was cancelled, officials added.

PTI

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