Kingfisher plane suffers bird hit at Mum airport

Mumbai: A Kingfisher aircraft from Delhi with 160 people on board Monday suffered a bird hit while landing at the airport here that left its engine damaged.

All the 153 passengers and seven crew members who were on flight IT-302 flight are safe, an airline spokesperson said, adding the aircraft has been grounded after the incident that occurred around 9 AM this morning.

"The Kingfisher Delhi-Mumbai flight IT-302, suffered a bird hit during the landing phase here," the spokesperson said.

The aircraft suffered a bird hit in its engine number 2 official sources said, adding the engine suffered some damage due to the impact.

The spokesperson said it was a "normal landing" and the damage to the aircraft is being examined.