Bird hit forces Jet flight to return to base

Chennai: A Madurai-bound Jet Airways flight with 66 passengers onboard returned to the airport here shortly after take-off as it suffered a mid-air bird-hit, airport sources said.

The aircraft had taken off at 10.40 am and about 20 minutes into its flight the pilot reported a bird hit and returned to the base, airport sources said.

The same aircraft was operated later to Madurai, the sources added.