Vistara flight bound to Mumbai grounded after being hit by a bird

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was notified on Friday that a Vistara flight from Varanasi to Mumbai had returned to its point of origin after being struck by a bird.

The radome was damaged, according to the DGCA, and the plane made a safe landing in Varanasi. However, it has already been declared an airplane on the ground (AOG).

An aircraft of Go First was also forced to return to Ahmedabad earlier on Friday after being struck by a bird shortly after takeoff.

According to the DGCA, although such instances happen frequently, they hardly ever have any effects on public safety.

“On average, about 30 incidents do take place, including go-around, missed approaches, diversion, medical emergencies, weather, technical and bird hits,” the top DGCA official said.

“Most of them have no safety implications. On the contrary, they are a sine qua non of a robust safety management system,” he added. BKM/ Expat Media

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