An AirAsia India aircraft departing for Mumbai on Saturday morning aborted its take-off after it suffered at bird hit at Ranchi airport.
This incident comes a day after a tragic plane crash in Kerala that killed 18 people, including the two pilots.
The plane, AirAsia flight (i5-632), was scheduled to fly from Ranchi to Mumbai, HT reported.
“AirAsia India aircraft VT-HKG operating from Ranchi to Mumbai as flight i5-632 encountered a bird hit during scheduled departure at 11:50 hrs, today, 8th August 2020,” stated an airline spokesperson.
The pilot aborted take-off and the aircraft is currently being inspected, the spokesperson noted.
He said that the flight is scheduled to depart once the aircraft is cleared for operations.
“AirAsia India prioritises the safety of our guests and crew and regrets the inconvenience caused on account of this delay,” the spokesperson added.