GO First flight suffers bird hit, returns to Ahmedabad; inquiry ordered

By Shgun S -- August 04, 2022 6:08 pm -- Updated:August 04, 2022 6:55 pm

New Delhi, August 4: A Chandigarh-bound Go First flight returned to Ahmedabad after it suffered a bird strike after take-off on Thursday, following which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Earlier in the day, a senior DGCA official confirmed that Go First flight G8911 bound to Chandigarh from Ahmedabad was diverted to Ahmedabad after a bird-hit incident.

Last month, the windshield of the Delhi-Guwahati Go First flight cracked mid-air due to bad weather, a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official informed.

The aircraft was diverted to Jaipur after the incident and landed safely.

The aviation body says that such incidents happen on a daily basis. However, these occurrences hardly have any safety implications.

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"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 added.

"Most of them have no safety implications. On the contrary, they are a sine qua non of a robust safety management system," he further said.

In similar incidents, earlier the two Go First flights were diverted due to technical snags after which DGCA said that the matter is being investigated.

Meanwhile, DGCA conducted a number of spot checks after frequent engineering-related problems were reported in several airlines and advised that all aircraft at base and transit stations shall be released by certifying staff holding a licence with the appropriate authorization from their entity, according to officials.

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-PTC News

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