Jet Airways aircraft suffers bird hit; delayed for 3 hours

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.