Earlier, on Thursday morning, a Go First plane heading to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad as it got hit by a bird shortly after take-off.
New Delhi: A Vistara flight from Varanasi to Mumbai was returned to origin due to a bird hit, informed Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. The A320 aircraft VT-TNC operating flight UK622 (Varanasi-Mumbai) was involved in an air turn back to Varanasi due to a bird hit, news agency ANI reported.
The aircraft has landed safely in Varanasi and the radome is damaged, the aviation general added.
In a statement, a spokesperson of the private carrier said: “Vistara flight UK 622 operating from Varanasi to Mumbai on August 5, 2022 turned back to Varanasi due to a bird strike during departure. Due to a maintenance inspection of the aircraft being required, another aircraft has been sent from Delhi to Varanasi to fly the passengers to Mumbai. It has been our constant endeavour to minimise inconvenience to our customers in such unavoidable situations whilst keeping safety as our topmost priority.”
This is the second such incident reported in the country in two days.