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.

Updated: Nov 16, 2011, 19:23 PM IST

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