Indian passenger flight hit by bird during take-off

Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Doha-bound flight carrying 134 passengers and seven crew members suffered a bird hit early Thursday immediately after take-off from southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials said.

Following the incident, the pilot returned to the airport safely with all the 141 people on board, reports Xinhua.

The Chennai-Doha IndiGo flight had taken off at around 2:15 am local time from Chennai airport. Officials said the passengers were shifted to another flight to Doha at around 4:30 am.

According to local media reports, the plane suffered a little damage and was later grounded.