Bird hits Delhi-bound IndiGo aircraft in Surat, flight diverted to Ahmedabad
Surat (Gujarat), February 26: Surat-Delhi IndiGo aircraft was diverted to Ahmedabad following a bird strike during a climb at Surat, DGCA informed on Sunday
"On 26.02.2023 Indigo A320 aircraft VT-IZI operating flight 6E-646(Surat - Delhi) diverted to Ahmedabad due to a bird hit during climb at Surat. N1 vibration was 4.7 units. The aircraft landed safely at Ahmedabad," according to a statement by the aviation body.
The engine fan blades were discovered to be damaged during the ground inspection, according to an official statement from the DGCA.
"During the ground inspection, No.2 Engine fan blades were observed to be damaged. Aircraft declared Aircraft on Ground (AOG)," it added.
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Earlier on February 25, an IndiGo flight from Cochin to Delhi was diverted to Bhopal due to a medical emergency on board, according to a statement from the airline.
"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."
After landing in Bhopal, the airport's team quickly offloaded the passenger and safely transferred him to the nearest hospital, according to a statement from Bhopal Airport.
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