Coimbatore: The city-bound Air Arabia flight from Sharjah with 100 passengers on board was grounded at the Coimbatore International Airport on Monday after it was hit by a bird while landing, police said.
The pilot managed to land the plane safely at around 4 am, they said.
Since the damage was serious in nature, the aircraft was grounded. Some 160 passengers waiting to depart for Sharjah in return flight, were accommodated in a few hotels, they said.
The flight would return to Sharjah after the necessary repairs, police said.