SpiceJet flight from Belgavi to Delhi on Monday morning was hit by a bird and successfully landed at the national capital’s airport, news agency PTI reported.
According to an airline official at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft carried about 187 people
According to an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official, the jet was hit by a bird at Belgaum airport. Specific information was not readily accessible.
“On May 9, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating SG-8472 from Belgavi (Karnataka) to Delhi suffered a bird hit. The aircraft landed safely at Delhi,” a SpiceJet spokesperson said in a statement.
According to the flight tracking website flightradar24.com, the jet was a Boeing MAX.
SpiceJet’s trip from the national capital to Jharsuguda (Odisha), which was to be operated using the same aircraft, was delayed by a few hours due to technical issues.
Due to the aircraft delay, several passengers travelling to Jharsuguda for business faced inconvenience.