India: Delhi-bound IndiGo flight diverted after being hit by bird

A ground inspection revealed that the the fan blades of the engine were damaged by the collision


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Published: Sun 26 Feb 2023, 4:52 PM

A Delhi-bound IndiGo aircraft originating from Surat was diverted to Ahmedabad after a bird hit during a climb at Surat, said DGCA in an official statement on Sunday.

"On 26.02.2023 Indigo A320 aircraft VT-IZI operating flight 6E-646(Surat - Delhi) [was] diverted to Ahmedabad due to a bird hit during climb at Surat. N1 vibration was 4.7 units. The aircraft landed safely at Ahmedabad," the statement read.

As per an official statement from DGCA, during the ground inspection, the engine fan blades were observed to be damaged.

"During the ground inspection, No.2 Engine fan blades were observed to be damaged. Aircraft declared Aircraft on Ground (AOG)," it read.

Earlier, on February 25, in Bhopal, a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight originated from Cochin, and was diverted to Bhopal due to a medical emergency on board, the airline said in a statement.

"IndiGo flight 6E 2407 operating from Cochin to Delhi has been diverted to Bhopal due to a medical emergency on board. We regret the inconvenience caused to other passengers," the statement read.

After landing at Bhopal, the airport's team quickly off-loaded the passenger and shifted him safely to the nearest hospital, Bhopal Airport said in a statement.


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