Chennai: Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird hit, returns back

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As per the recent reports, Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffered a bird hit after it takes off on Thursday morning.

It was reported that as many as 134 passengers were on board when the incident took place.

Following this, all the passengers were reported unhurt.

The airline said in a statement, “IndiGo Flight 6E-1707 from Chennai to Doha had a bird hit (on November 16), as the aircraft was climbing after take-off”.

Officials said that the flight landed back after taking off from Anna International Airport in Chennai within 30 minutes at around 1.47 a.m.

The Doha-bound IndiGo flight returned back at 2.20 a.m.

The statement added, “Due to precautionary reasons, the pilot decided to return to Chennai for aircraft inspection”.

Although, the plane suffered some damage while returning back to the Chennai airport.

It was further added, “During the process, crew informed all passengers and IndiGo arranged for an alternate aircraft to avoid inconvenience to passengers. At no point, the safety of the passengers was compromised”.

However, the IndiGo engineers are currently looking into the matter.

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