Bird Hits

  • Bird hits one of major causes of aircraft accidents: IAF May 20, 2013

    Jammu: Attributing bird hits as one of the major causes of aircraft mishaps, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday asked people not to throw waste in open, which attracts the avian population. "Birds strike is one of the major causes of aircraft accidents. People should not throw waste in...
  • Air India Dreamliner suffers bird hit in Bangalore September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: An Air India Dreamliner aircraft, carrying 127 passengers from New Delhi, suffered a bird hit while landing at the Bangalore airport on Thursday morning, airport sources said. The incident did not cause any harm to the passengers, they said. There was no damage to the aircraft and it later...
  • Patna: Indigo flight grounded after bird hit August 23, 2012

    Patna: An Indigo plane was struck by a bird at Patna airport on Thursday morning just before take off, sources said. The flight was Hyderabad bound. It was grounded soon after the bird hit. ...
  • T'puram airport: Bird hits to be checked August 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Concerned over the increasing incidents of bird hits, the Airfield Environment Management Committee (AEMC) of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport has decided not to allow the sale of meat and fish in the open in a 10-km radius of the airport. The airport had witnessed six incidents of bird hits...
  • Kozhikode: AI plane makes emergency landing April 30, 2012

    Kozhikode: An Air India plane with 150 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kozhikode airport in Kerala after being hit by a bird. The AI-973 Kozhikode-Dubai flight made an emergency landing at the airport shortly after the mishap on Monday morning. All the 150 people...
  • JetLite plane suffers bird hit, aborts take off July 29, 2010

    Lucknow: A JetLite plane with 144 passengers and crew members on board suffered a bird hit while taxiing at the runway at the Lucknow airport on Thursday morning, forcing it to abort take off. The Lucknow-Delhi flight S2138 was taxiing on the runway when it suffered a bird-hit at 7:20 AM,...
  • Emergency landing for bird-hit GoAir flight July 17, 2010

    Indore: A New Delhi-bound GoAir flight with 140 passengers on board had a close shave here on Saturday after it suffered a bird hit at Devi Ahiliyabai Airport, Director Vivek Upadhaya said. 'The G8 225 GoAir flight landed in an emergency situation, minutes after it took off from the airport on...
  • Flight catches fire, close shave for 252 passengers July 25, 2008

    New Delhi: A plane taking off from Indira Gandhi International Airport caught fire forcing all 252 passengers and crew to escape through an emergency exit, airport officials said Friday. The Air Mauritius pilot apparently braked suddenly as the plane prepared for takeoff, and this might have sparked a fire that spread...
  • Hit by bird, Lalu's flight makes emergency landing June 14, 2008

    New Delhi: A Kingfisher plane carrying Railway Minister Lalu Prasad made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi airport on Saturday after being hit by a bird. The Kingfisher flight IT 331 from Delhi to Varanasi was hit by a bird while taking off, sources said. Later, the Railway Minister left for...
  • Air Force gets radars to deal with bird hits February 24, 2008

    New Delhi: There have been six fighter plane crashes in four years, and all due to bird hits. To tackle with this problem the Indian Air Force is now investing in bird radars. When a bird hits a plane flying at supersonic speed, the impact is enough to damage the...
  • Bird hit menace comes to haunt cricketers October 15, 2007

    Nagpur: They took off only to land minutes later. Indian and Australian cricketers on board a Jet Airways flight had a scare when an eagle was sucked into one of the engines. The aircraft was forced to make a precautionary landing. Aviation experts say bird hits are generally not fatal,...
  • Indian, Aussie cricketers survive mid-air scare October 15, 2007

    Mumbai: The Australian cricket team and a few Indian cricketers survived a scare on Monday morning after the Jet Airways aircraft flying them experienced a bird-hit 10 minutes into the flight to Mumbai and made an emergency landing. The Jet flight, NW112, returned to Nagpur after the incident. All the...
  • Stranded AI plane returns to India October 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Over 300 passengers of an Air India flight, stranded in London's Heathrow airport since Thursday following a bird-hit, arrived in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon. A large number of relatives were present to receive the passengers of the New York-London-New Delhi-Mumbai flight that touched down at the Indira Gandhi...